West Bank and Gaza Literacy Rate 1997-2022

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.
  • West Bank and Gaza literacy rate for 2020 was 97.51%, a 0.14% increase from 2019.
  • West Bank and Gaza literacy rate for 2019 was 97.38%, a 0.16% increase from 2018.
  • West Bank and Gaza literacy rate for 2018 was 97.22%, a 0.29% increase from 2017.
  • West Bank and Gaza literacy rate for 2017 was 96.92%, a 0.21% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Mongolia 99.18%
West Bank and Gaza 97.51%
Indonesia 96.00%
Bolivia 93.85%
Sri Lanka 92.38%
El Salvador 89.98%
Bangladesh 74.91%
West Bank and Gaza Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2020 97.51% 0.14%
2019 97.38% 0.16%
2018 97.22% 0.29%
2017 96.92% 0.21%
2016 96.72% 0.24%
2015 96.48% 0.26%
2014 96.21% 0.17%
2013 96.05% 0.38%
2012 95.67% 0.65%
2011 95.03% 0.31%
2010 94.72% 0.29%
2009 94.43% 0.42%
2008 94.01% 0.25%
2007 93.76% 0.31%
2006 93.45% 0.97%
2004 92.48% 6.40%
1997 86.08% 6.40%