Saudi Arabia Literacy Rate 1992-2022

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.
  • Saudi Arabia literacy rate for 2020 was 97.59%, a 2.26% increase from 2017.
  • 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.
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%
Saudi Arabia Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2020 97.59% 2.26%
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%