Egypt: Literacy rate

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 Egypt

Literacy rate

 Latest value 74.5
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1976 - 2022
 Average 63.59
 Min - Max 38.2 - 74.5
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Egypt from 1976 to 2022. The average value for Egypt during that period was 63.59 percent with a minimum of 38.2 percent in 1976 and a maximum of 74.5 percent in 2022. The latest value from 2022 is 74.5 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 44 countries is 77.72 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Egypt - Literacy rate - recent values

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Egypt - Literacy rate - historical chart - 1976-2022




Definition: 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.


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 Education spending, percent of GDP 3.93 2015 percent
 Education spending, percent of government spending 12.00 2015 percent
 Literacy rate 74.50 2022 percent
 Female literacy rate, ages 15-24 91.74 2022 percent
 Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 92.72 2022 percent
 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 92.24 2022 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 23.68 2018 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 97.47 2021 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 1.01 2019 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 0.99 2019 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 1.01 2022 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 29.27 2019 percent
 Primary school enrollment 91.59 2022 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 85.59 2021 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 37.82 2022 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 86.90 2021 percent
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