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...

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

Flag Country 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
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