Average Height By Country 2019

Most countries use the metric system to measure height, but there are three countries that have yet to break their dedication and loyalty to the imperial system of measurements. These three countries are Liberia, Myanmar, and the United States of America. Even though the metric system is the most common system of measurements, we will include the average height by country in both metric units and imperial units.

For clarification, the imperial system measures height by way of feet and inches, whereas the metric system uses meters and centimeters. These units of measurement are not hard to switch between, but countries tend to stick to one over the other in order to maintain consistency.

The ten tallest countries, with the first one being the country with the tallest average human height in the world, include...

According to the metric system, these heights equate to…

  • The Netherlands 1.838 meters
  • Montenegro 1.832 meters
  • Denmark 1.826 meters
  • Norway 1.824 meters
  • Serbia 1.82 meters
  • Germany 1.81 meters
  • Croatia 1.805 meters
  • The Czech Republic 1.8031 meters
  • Slovenia 1.803 meters
  • Luxembourg 1.799 meters

At the other end of the spectrum are the top ten countries with the shortest average height, which currently include…

In metric units, the heights of the shortest countries are…

  • Indonesia 1.58 meters
  • Bolivia 1.6 meters
  • The Philippines 1.619 meters
  • Vietnam 1.621 meters
  • Cambodia 1.625 meters
  • Nepal 1.63 meters
  • Ecuador 1.635 meters
  • Sri Lanka 1.636 meters
  • Nigeria 1.638 meters
  • Peru 1.64 meters

Average Height of Men by Country According to the Imperial System

While the shortest and tallest countries, by height, are very interesting, let’s take a look at every country in the world based on the average height of their male citizens. Here is an alphabetical list of every country, followed by the average height of men who live there.

Average Height of Females by Country According to the Imperial System

Now let’s take a look at the average height of women in these countries...

  • Albania 161.8 centimeters
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina 159.6 centimeters
  • Armenia 158.1 centimeters
  • Australia 161.8 centimeters
  • Austria 166 centimeters
  • Azerbaijan 165.4 centimeters
  • Bahrain 156.6 centimeters
  • Bangladesh 150.6 centimeters
  • Belgium 168.1 centimeters
  • Benin 159.3 centimeters
  • Bolivia 142.2 centimeters
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina 169.4 centimeters
  • Brazil 158.8 centimeters
  • Bulgaria 163.2 centimeters
  • Burkina Faso 161.6 centimeters
  • Cambodia 152.4 centimeters
  • Cameroon 161.3 centimeters
  • Canada 162.3 centimeters
  • Central African Republic 158.9 centimeters
  • Chad 162.6 centimeters
  • Chile 156.1 centimeters
  • China 158 centimeters
  • Colombia 155 centimeters
  • Comoros 154.8 centimeters
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the 157.7 centimeters
  • Côte d'Ivoire 159.8 centimeters
  • Croatia 166.49 centimeters
  • Cuba 156 centimeters
  • Czech Republic 167.22 centimeters
  • Dominican Republic 159 centimeters
  • Egypt 159.5 centimeters
  • El Salvador 160.3 centimeters
  • Estonia Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)
  • Ethiopia 157.6 centimeters
  • Finland 167.2 centimeters
  • France 162.5 centimeters
  • Gabon 158.4 centimeters
  • Gambia 157.8 centimeters
  • Germany 165 centimeters
  • Ghana 158.5 centimeters
  • Greece 165 centimeters
  • Guatemala 147.3 centimeters
  • Guinea 158.8 centimeters
  • Haiti 158.6 centimeters
  • Honduras 152.0 centimeters
  • Hungary 164 centimeters
  • Iceland 168 centimeters
  • India 152.6 centimeters
  • Indonesia 147 centimeters
  • Iran 157.2 centimeters
  • Iraq 155.8 centimeters
  • Ireland 163.5 centimeters
  • Israel 166 centimeters
  • Italy 167.8 centimeters
  • Jamaica 160.8 centimeters
  • Japan 158.0 centimeters
  • Jordan 158.2 centimeters
  • Kazakhstan 159.8 centimeters
  • Kenya 158.2 centimeters
  • Kosovo 165.72 centimeters
  • Kyrgyzstan 158.0 centimeters
  • Lesotho 157.6 centimeters
  • Liberia 157.3 centimeters
  • Lithuania 167.5 centimeters
  • Madagascar 154.3 centimeters
  • Malawi 155 centimeters
  • Malaysia 151.9 centimeters
  • Mali 160.4 centimeters
  • Malta 159.9 centimeters
  • Mexico 159 centimeters
  • Moldova 161.2 centimeters
  • Mongolia 157.7 centimeters
  • Montenegro 169.4 centimeters
  • Morocco 158.5 centimeters
  • Mozambique 156 centimeters
  • Namibia 160.7 centimeters
  • Nepal 150.8 centimeters
  • Netherlands 167.5 centimeters
  • New Zealand 164 centimeters
  • Nicaragua 153.7 centimeters
  • Nigeria 160.3 centimeters
  • North Korea 154.9 centimeters
  • Norway 167 centimeters
  • Peru 151 centimeters
  • Poland 165.1 centimeters
  • Portugal 163.7 centimeters
  • Qatar 161.1 centimeters
  • Romania 157 centimeters
  • Russia 164.1 centimeters
  • Rwanda 157.7 centimeters
  • Samoa 166.6 centimeters
  • Saudi Arabia 156.3 centimeters
  • Senegal 163 centimeters
  • Serbia 166.8 centimeters
  • Singapore 160 centimeters
  • Slovakia 165.6 centimeters
  • Slovenia 167.4 centimeters
  • South Africa 159 centimeters
  • South Korea 157.4 centimeters
  • Spain 163 centimeters
  • Sri Lanka 151.4 centimeters
  • Sweden 164.6 centimeters
  • Switzerland 164 centimeters
  • Taiwan 159.9 centimeters
  • Tanzania 156.6 centimeters
  • Thailand 159 centimeters
  • Togo 159 centimeters
  • Tonga 165.3 centimeters
  • Turkey 156.4 centimeters
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) 156.4 centimeters
  • United Kingdom (UK) 161.9 centimeters
  • United States of America (USA) 161.5 centimeters
  • Uruguay 158 centimeters
  • Vietnam 165.7 centimeters
  • Zimbabwe 160.3 centimeters
Flag Name Average Male Height (cm) Average Female Height (cm) Average Male Height (ft) Average Female Height (ft) Population 2019
Zambia158.55 ft 2 1⁄2 in17,861,030
Samoa166.65 ft 5 1⁄2 in197,097
Uzbekistan159.95 ft 3 in32,981,716
Burkina Faso161.65 ft 3 1⁄2 in20,321,378
Tanzania156.65 ft 1 1⁄2 in58,005,463
Uganda159.25 ft 2 1⁄2 in44,269,594
Togo1595 ft 2 1⁄2 in8,082,366
Swaziland159.15 ft 2 1⁄2 in1,148,130
Zimbabwe160.35 ft 3 in14,645,468
Senegal1635 ft 4 in16,296,364
Rwanda157.75 ft 2 in12,626,950
Nicaragua153.75 ft 1⁄2 in6,545,502
Serbia182166.85 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in8,772,235
Bosnia And Herzegovina181.7169.45 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 1⁄2 in3,301,000
Sweden181.5166.85 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in10,036,379
Netherlands180.8167.55 ft 11 in5 ft 6 in17,097,130
Norway179.7167.15 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 in5,378,857
Slovakia179.4165.65 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in5,457,013
Poland178.7165.15 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in37,887,768
Belgium178.6168.15 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 in11,539,328
Switzerland178.25 ft 10 in8,591,365
Russia177.2164.15 ft 10 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in145,872,256
New Zealand1771645 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in4,783,063
Tonga176.1165.35 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in104,494
United States175.3161.55 ft 9 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in329,064,917
United Kingdom175.3161.95 ft 9 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in67,530,172
Albania174161.85 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in2,880,917
Spain1741635 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 in46,736,776
Portugal173.7163.75 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in10,226,187
Turkey173.6161.95 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in83,429,615
United Arab Emirates173.4156.45 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 1 1⁄2 in9,770,529
Romania1721575 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in19,364,557
Singapore1711605 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 in5,804,337
Qatar170.8161.15 ft 7 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in2,832,067
Brazil170.7158.85 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in211,049,527
Egypt170.3158.95 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in100,388,073
Thailand170.31595 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in69,625,582
Uruguay1701585 ft 7 in5 ft 2 in3,461,734
Saudi Arabia168.9156.35 ft 6 1⁄2 in5 ft 1 1⁄2 in34,268,528
South Africa1681595 ft 6 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in58,558,270
Peru1641515 ft 4 1⁄2 in4 ft 11 1⁄2 in32,510,453
Nigeria163.8157.85 ft 4 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in200,963,599
Philippines163.5151.85 ft 4 1⁄2 in5 ft 0 in108,116,615
Nepal163150.85 ft 4 in4 ft 11 1⁄2 in28,608,710
Vietnam162.1152.25 ft 4 in5 ft 0 in96,462,106
Bolivia160142.25 ft 3 in4 ft 8 in11,513,100
Namibia160.75 ft 3 1⁄2 in2,494,530
Armenia158.15 ft 2 in2,957,731
Mozambique1565 ft 1 1⁄2 in30,366,036
Morocco158.55 ft 2 1⁄2 in36,471,769
Bangladesh150.64 ft 11 1⁄2 in163,046,161
Moldova161.25 ft 3 1⁄2 in4,043,263
Montenegro183.4169.46 ft 0 in5 ft 6 1⁄2 in627,987
Mexico1721595 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in127,575,529
Mali171.3160.45 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 in19,658,031
Malta169.9159.95 ft 7 in5 ft 3 in440,372
Mongolia168.4157.75 ft 6 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in3,225,167
Bahrain165.1154.25 ft 5 in5 ft 1⁄2 in1,641,172
Madagascar154.35 ft 1⁄2 in26,969,307
Liberia157.35 ft 2 in4,937,374
Lesotho157.65 ft 2 in2,125,268
Kyrgyzstan1585 ft 2 in6,415,850
Jordan158.25 ft 2 1⁄2 in10,101,694
Kazakhstan159.85 ft 3 in18,551,427
Honduras1525 ft 0 in9,746,117
Haiti158.65 ft 2 1⁄2 in11,263,077
Guinea158.85 ft 2 1⁄2 in12,771,246
Guatemala147.34 ft 10 in17,581,472
Gabon158.45 ft 2 1⁄2 in2,172,579
Ethiopia157.65 ft 2 in112,078,730
El Salvador160.35 ft 3 in6,453,553
Benin159.35 ft 2 1⁄2 in11,801,151
Comoros154.85 ft 1 in850,886
Chad162.65 ft 4 in15,946,876
Central African Republic158.95 ft 2 1⁄2 in4,745,185
Lithuania181.3167.55 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 in2,759,627
Iceland1811685 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 in339,031
Denmark180.45 ft 11 in5,771,876
Croatia180.4166.495 ft 11 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in4,130,304
Czech Republic180.31167.225 ft 11 in5 ft 6 in10,689,209
Estonia179.15 ft 10 1⁄2 in1,325,648
Austria1791665 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in8,955,102
Finland178.9165.35 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in5,532,156
Israel1771665 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in8,519,377
Ireland1771635 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 in4,882,495
Greece1771655 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in10,473,455
Italy176.5162.55 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 in60,550,075
Hungary1761645 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in9,684,679
France175.6162.55 ft 9 in5 ft 4 in65,129,728
Australia175.6161.85 ft 9 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in25,203,198
Germany175.4162.85 ft 9 in5 ft 4 in83,517,045
Canada175.1162.35 ft 9 in5 ft 4 in37,411,047
Argentina174.46161.015 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in44,780,677
Dominican Republic172.71595 ft 8 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in10,738,958
Japan1721585 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in126,860,301
Jamaica171.8160.85 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in2,948,279
Azerbaijan171.8165.45 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in10,047,718
Hong Kong171.7158.75 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in7,436,154
Taiwan171.4159.95 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 in23,773,876
South Korea170.7157.45 ft 7 in5 ft 2 in51,225,308
Colombia170.6158.75 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in50,339,443
Iran170.3157.25 ft 7 in5 ft 2 in82,913,906
Ivory Coast170.1159.15 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in25,716,544
Kenya169.6158.25 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in52,573,973
Chile169.6156.15 ft 7 in5 ft 1 1⁄2 in18,952,038
Ghana169.5158.55 ft 6 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in30,417,856
China169.51585 ft 6 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in1,433,783,686
Gambia168157.85 ft 6 in5 ft 2 in2,347,706
Cuba1681565 ft 6 in5 ft 1 1⁄2 in11,333,483
Malaysia166.3154.75 ft 5 1⁄2 in5 ft 1 in31,949,777
India166.3152.65 ft 5 1⁄2 in5 ft 0 in1,366,417,754
North Korea165.6154.95 ft 5 in5 ft 1 in25,666,161
Sri Lanka163.6151.45 ft 4 1⁄2 in4 ft 11 1⁄2 in21,323,733
Indonesia1581475 ft 2 in4 ft 10 in270,625,568
Cambodia152.45 ft 0 in16,486,542
Bulgaria175.2163.25 ft 9 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in7,000,119