Jordan Literacy Rate 1979-2024

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.
  • Jordan literacy rate for 2021 was 98.42%, a 0.19% increase from 2018.
  • Jordan literacy rate for 2018 was 98.23%, a 0.34% increase from 2012.
  • Jordan literacy rate for 2012 was 97.89%, a 1.99% increase from 2011.
  • Jordan literacy rate for 2011 was 95.90%, a 3.35% increase from 2010.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Cuba 99.67%
Tonga 99.40%
Samoa 99.10%
Montenegro 98.98%
Romania 98.90%
Albania 98.45%
Jordan 98.42%
Bulgaria 98.42%
Bosnia 98.10%
Costa Rica 98.04%
Maldives 97.86%
Venezuela 97.50%
Dominican Republic 95.17%
Suriname 95.00%
Ecuador 94.48%
Brazil 94.30%
Thailand 94.10%
Namibia 92.25%
Mauritius 92.15%
Guyana 88.85%
Iran 88.74%
Gabon 85.46%
Guatemala 83.35%
Jordan Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2021 98.42% 0.19%
2018 98.23% 0.34%
2012 97.89% 1.99%
2011 95.90% 3.35%
2010 92.55% 0.35%
2007 92.20% 1.07%
2005 91.13% 1.24%
2003 89.89% 23.10%
1979 66.80% 23.10%