Kuwait 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.
  • Kuwait literacy rate for 2020 was 96.46%, a 0.4% increase from 2018.
  • Kuwait literacy rate for 2018 was 96.06%, a 0.02% increase from 2017.
  • Kuwait literacy rate for 2017 was 96.04%, a 0.35% increase from 2015.
  • Kuwait literacy rate for 2015 was 95.69%, a 0.1% increase from 2013.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Spain 98.59%
Saudi Arabia 97.59%
Singapore 97.13%
Kuwait 96.46%
Kuwait Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2020 96.46% 0.40%
2018 96.06% 0.02%
2017 96.04% 0.35%
2015 95.69% 0.10%
2013 95.59% 0.07%
2012 95.51% 1.04%
2010 94.47% 0.57%
2008 93.90% 0.23%
2007 93.66% 0.38%
2006 93.28% 0.01%
2005 93.27% 14.88%
1995 78.40% 3.90%
1985 74.49% 6.97%
1980 67.52% 7.95%
1975 59.56% 7.95%