UAE Literacy Rate 1975-2022

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.
  • UAE literacy rate for 2019 was 95.53%, a 5.49% increase from 2005.
  • UAE literacy rate for 2005 was 90.03%, a 18.8% increase from 1985.
  • UAE literacy rate for 1985 was 71.24%, a 17.72% increase from 1975.
  • UAE literacy rate for 1975 was 53.51%, a 53.51% increase from .
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Italy 99.35%
Uruguay 98.77%
Singapore 97.48%
Panama 95.74%
UAE 95.53%
UAE Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2019 95.53% 5.49%
2005 90.03% 18.80%
1985 71.24% 17.72%
1975 53.51% 17.72%