Saudi Arabia: Literacy rate

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 Saudi Arabia

Literacy rate

 Latest value 97.59
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1992 - 2020
 Average 86.73
 Min - Max 70.82 - 97.59
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Saudi Arabia from 1992 to 2020. The average value for Saudi Arabia during that period was 86.73 percent with a minimum of 70.82 percent in 1992 and a maximum of 97.59 percent in 2020. The latest value from 2020 is 97.59 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 27 countries is 87.55 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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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 5.14 2008 percent
 Education spending, percent of government spending 19.26 2008 percent
 Literacy rate 97.59 2020 percent
 Female literacy rate, ages 15-24 99.45 2020 percent
 Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 99.55 2020 percent
 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 99.50 2020 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 13.81 2018 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 89.86 2008 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 1.01 2021 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 0.96 2021 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 1.01 2017 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 18.32 2021 percent
 Primary school enrollment 93.27 2008 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 92.20 2007 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 69.61 2017 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 100.00 2022 percent
 PISA math scores 388.782 2022 index points
 PISA reading scores 382.551 2022 index points
 PISA science scores 390.388 2022 index points
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