How long does it take to read 500 pages?
Answer: the average reader takes about 13.9 hours to read 500 pages.
A single-spaced page usually has around 500 words. The average person's reading speed is around 300 words per minute (WPM). You might take more or less time than 13.9 hours to read 500 pages, depending on your reading speed and the difficulty of your text. Documents that contain 500 pages can include books and novels.
The typical reading speed for a fluent adult reading for enjoyment is about 300 words per minute. Reading speed usually slows down when reading technical material such as instruction manuals and scientific research papers. Students or professionals who have a lot of reading may need to read at speeds of 450 words per minute or more in order to consume content faster and increase their productivty.
Reading Time by Number of Pages
The table below shows the estimated time to read a given number of pages. The faster you're able to read, the more time you save.
|Number of pages||🐢 Slow (150 wpm)||🙋 Average (300 wpm)||🐰 Fast (450 wpm)||🚀 Speed reader (600 wpm)|
|1 page||3.3 minutes||1.7 minutes||1.1 minutes||50 seconds|
|2 pages||6.7 minutes||3.3 minutes||2.2 minutes||1.7 minutes|
|3 pages||10 minutes||5 minutes||3.3 minutes||2.5 minutes|
|4 pages||13.3 minutes||6.7 minutes||4.4 minutes||3.3 minutes|
|5 pages||16.7 minutes||8.3 minutes||5.6 minutes||4.2 minutes|
|10 pages||33.3 minutes||16.7 minutes||11.1 minutes||8.3 minutes|
|25 pages||1.4 hours||41.7 minutes||27.8 minutes||20.8 minutes|
|50 pages||2.8 hours||1.4 hours||55.6 minutes||41.7 minutes|
|100 pages||5.6 hours||2.8 hours||1.9 hours||1.4 hours|
|250 pages||13.9 hours||6.9 hours||4.6 hours||3.5 hours|
|500 pages||1.2 days||13.9 hours||9.3 hours||6.9 hours|
|750 pages||1.7 days||20.8 hours||13.9 hours||10.4 hours|
|1000 pages||2.3 days||1.2 days||18.5 hours||13.9 hours|
How can I read faster?
Use SwiftRead to read faster in your browser. You can use it on articles, blogs, even PDFs. Read faster and boost your learning.
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