# Reading Time Calculator – Words To Minute Converter (Free)

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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.

## What is Read 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.

## How does the Reading Time Calculator Tool Calculate Reading Time?

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.

## What is the Reading Time for 1000 words?

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 100 Words 25 seconds 250 Words 1 minute 3 seconds 300 Words 1 minute 16 seconds 400 Words 1 minute 41 seconds 500 Words 2 minutes 6 seconds 600 Words 2 minutes 31 seconds 750 Words 3 minutes 9 seconds 800 Words 3 minutes 22 seconds 1000 Words 4 minutes 12 seconds 1200 Words 5 minutes  3 seconds 1500 Words 6 minutes 18 seconds 2000 Words 8 minutes 24 seconds 2500 Words 10 minutes 30 seconds 3000 Words 12 minutes 36 seconds 5000 Words 21 minutes 1 second(s) 10000 Words 42 minutes 1 second(s)

## Who Can Find this Reading Time Calculator Useful?

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.

## Does this Reading Time Calculator Store any of Your Data?

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.