Iran: Literacy rate

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 Iran

Literacy rate

 Latest value 88.96
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1976 - 2022
 Average 75.36
 Min - Max 36.52 - 88.96
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Iran from 1976 to 2022. The average value for Iran during that period was 75.36 percent with a minimum of 36.52 percent in 1976 and a maximum of 88.96 percent in 2022. The latest value from 2022 is 88.96 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
Iran - Literacy rate - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Iran - 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 3.20 2020 percent
 Education spending, percent of government spending 22.67 2020 percent
 Literacy rate 88.96 2022 percent
 Female literacy rate, ages 15-24 98.93 2022 percent
 Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 98.69 2022 percent
 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 98.81 2022 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 28.52 2017 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 98.05 2020 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 1.06 2020 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 0.99 2020 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 0.97 2020 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 72.48 2020 percent
 Primary school enrollment 104.48 2020 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 87.07 2020 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 57.34 2020 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 100.00 2017 percent
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