A free Reading Time Calculator tool to calculate reading time. Use this tool to calculate read time for articles, blogs, voice-overs, presentations, video content, podcasting, and more.
All you have to do is copy and paste your content into the text box provided. The tool will calculate reading time and display it right away by converting the words to time.
The read time is calculated based on the average speed of an adult reading a passage of words in a minute. According to studies, the average reading speed is calculated to be 238 Words per minute (WPM).
In other words, it takes approximately 2 minutes to read a page – usually, a page has 500 words.
Taking into consideration that the average reading speed for a person is 238 Words per minute, the tool divides the words that you feed by the average reading time.
For example, if you copy-paste 500 words of text into the reading time calculator, the tool will divide the word count by the average reading speed and multiply it by 60 (seconds) to calculate the reading time.
That is 500 (÷) 238 = 2. 10
Multiply the answer by 60.
2.10 (×) 60 = 126 seconds, which is 2 minutes and 6 seconds
Hence the calculated reading time for 500 words is 2 minutes and 6 seconds.
This is how you can calculate reading time. Yes, quite simple. Let’s see a few more examples of calculating reading time.
Using the same formula as above, 1000 (÷) 238 = 4.20 minutes. Then multiply – 4.20 (×) 60 = 252
Hence the Reading Time of 1000 words is 4 minutes and 12 seconds.
Similarly, the calculated reading time for different word counts is shown in the below table.
Number Of Words
Time Taken To Read
1 minute 3 seconds
1 minute 16 seconds
1 minute 41 seconds
2 minutes 6 seconds
2 minutes 31 seconds
3 minutes 9 seconds
3 minutes 22 seconds
4 minutes 12 seconds
5 minutes 3 seconds
6 minutes 18 seconds
8 minutes 24 seconds
10 minutes 30 seconds
12 minutes 36 seconds
21 minutes 1 second(s)
42 minutes 1 second(s)
This read time calculator can be used by anyone who wants to calculate the reading time for their content. This tool is a go-to place for content writers, scriptwriters, bloggers, vloggers, educators, and students.
No, the reading time calculator tool does not store any of your data. The text you paste or type in the tool is used only to calculate reading time. It is not uploaded to any server and the information about the text is not recorded at any time.
Try the Reading Time Calculator today to convert words to minutes.