Reading Time Calculator

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What Is Read Time?

Read time is the time taken for an average person to silently read a piece of text while maintaining reading comprehension. Based on the meta-analysis of 100's of studies involving over 18000 participants, the average silent reading speed for an adult individual has been estimated to be approximately 238 words per minute (Marc Brysbaert,2019). The read time of a piece of text can then be deduced by dividing the total word count by this value of 238. Simple Math really!

How Long Does It Take To Read 1000 Words?

Assuming the average reading speed of an adult individual is 238 words per minute, it takes approximately 4 minutes and 12 seconds to read 1000 words.

Reading Time For Popular Word Counts (Table)

100 Words 25 seconds
250 Words 1 minute 3 seconds
500 Words 2 minutes 6 seconds
750 Words 3 minutes 9 seconds
1000 Words 4 minutes 12 seconds
1500 Words 6 minutes 18 seconds
2000 Words 8 minutes 24 seconds
3000 Words 12 minutes 36 seconds
5000 Words 21 minutes 1 second
10000 Words 42 minutes 1 second

How Long Does It Take To Read 100 Pages?

Assuming a page consists of 500 words, it approximately takes 3 hours and 30 minutes to read 100 pages.

Reading Time For Popular Page Counts (Table)

1 Page 2 minutes 6 seconds
10 Pages 21 minutes 1 second
20 Pages 42 minutes 1 second
30 Pages 1 hour 3 minutes
40 Pages 1 hour 24 minutes
50 Pages 1 hour 45 minutes
100 Pages 3 hours 30 minutes
200 Pages 7 hours
300 Pages 10 hours 30 minutes
400 Pages 14 hours
500 Pages 17 hours 30 minutes
800 Pages 28 hours
1000 Pages 35 hours

What Is Speech Time?

Speech Time is the time taken for an average person to read aloud a piece of text. Based on the meta-analysis of nearly 80 studies involving 6000 participants, the average oral reading speed for an adult individual is considered to be 183 words per minute (Marc Brysbaert,2019). The speech time of a piece of text can then be deduced by dividing the total word count by this value of 183. Again simple Math. 🙂

How Long Does It Take To Speak 1000 Words?

Assuming the average oral reading speed of an adult individual is 183 words per minute, it takes approximately 5 minutes and 28 seconds to orate 1000 words.

What Other Metrics Does The Read Time Provide?

In addition to reading time and speech time, The Read Time provides the word count for texts of all lengths.

Who Is It For?

The Read Time is an ideal free tool for scriptwriters, content writers, educators, students and just about anyone who wants to measure the number of words and reading time for texts of all lengths.

Is My Text/Data Safe?

thereadtime.com does not store or process any text/data on its servers while the computations are done purely on the client's browser.