Saudi Arabia Literacy Rate 1992-2020

Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.
  • Saudi Arabia literacy rate for 2017 was 95.33%, a 0.9% increase from 2013.
  • Saudi Arabia literacy rate for 2013 was 94.43%, a 11.57% increase from 2004.
  • Saudi Arabia literacy rate for 2004 was 82.86%, a 3.51% increase from 2000.
  • Saudi Arabia literacy rate for 2000 was 79.35%, a 8.53% increase from 1992.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Literacy Rate
Uruguay 98.62%
Bahrain 97.40%
Singapore 97.20%
Chile 96.40%
Kuwait 96.04%
Oman 95.58%
Saudi Arabia 95.33%
Qatar 93.46%
Puerto Rico 92.39%
Saudi Arabia Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2017 95.33% 0.90%
2013 94.43% 11.57%
2004 82.86% 3.51%
2000 79.35% 8.53%
1992 70.82% 8.53%