The World Leader in
International Education

The world's largest ranking of countries by English skills

Introducing the seventh edition

About EF EPI

At a glance

Your country's result

Sweden #2 of 80 Countries

Summary

  • Proficiency Very high proficiency
  • EF EPI score 70,40
  • #2/27 in Europe
View profile

Popular comparison Sweden vs Netherlands

Netherlands is #1/80

Netherlands #1 of 80 Countries

Followed by

  • 02 Sweden
  • 03 Denmark
  • 04 Norway
  • 05 Singapore
  • 06 Finland
  • 07 Luxembourg
  • 08 South Africa
  • 09 Germany
  • 10 Austria
View profile

Popular comparison Netherlands vs Tyskland

Europeans have the best English

Europe #1 of 5 regions

Europe

  • EF EPI average 55,96
  • Population 731 817 939
  • GNI per capita $31,468.00
View profile

Popular comparison Europe vs Asia

What's new this year?

Seven new countries

Angola, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Cuba, Greece, Nigeria, and South Africa

Over one million test takers

The most to date

Read More

Learning initiatives

Profiles of English learning initiatives in 20 countries

Find out more

A closer look at English in Africa

For the first time

View profile

EF EPI-s (for Schools)

Study of the acquisition of English skills by secondary and tertiary students.

Read more

World ranking

Sweden #2 of 80 Countries

Regional ranking

Want to know more about the EF EPI?

Read the executive summary Read the executive summary
Watch the video!
Watch the video!

You may also be interested in


2017

EF EPI-s

EF English Proficiency Index for Schools

The EF English Proficiency Index for Schools (EF EPI-s) is a study of the acquisition of English skills by secondary and tertiary students.

EF EPI-c

EF English Proficiency Index for Companies

The EF English Proficiency Index for Companies (EF EPI-c) is an evaluation of global workforce English skills.

Participate in the EF EPI

The world's first free standardized English test.

EF EPI

Proficiency:

Learn more