Saudi Arabia: Literacy rate: For that indicator, UNESCO provides data for Saudi Arabia from 1992 to 2013. The average value for Saudi Arabia during that period was 81.87 percent with a minumum of 70.82 percent in 1992 and a maximum of 94.43 percent in 2013.
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World Bank definition: Percentage of the population age 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life. Generally, ‘literacy’ also encompasses ‘numeracy’, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations. This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of literates aged 15 years and over by the corresponding age group population and multiplying the result by 100.