Average Height By Country 2020

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:

Average Height By Country 2020

Flag Country Average Male Height (cm) Average Female Height (cm) Average Male Height (ft) Average Female Height (ft) Population 2020
Zambia158.55 ft 2 1⁄2 in18,383,955
Samoa166.65 ft 5 1⁄2 in198,414
Uzbekistan159.95 ft 3 in33,469,203
Burkina Faso161.65 ft 3 1⁄2 in20,903,273
Tanzania156.65 ft 1 1⁄2 in59,734,218
Uganda159.25 ft 2 1⁄2 in45,741,007
Togo1595 ft 2 1⁄2 in8,278,724
Zimbabwe160.35 ft 3 in14,862,924
Serbia182166.85 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in8,737,371
Bosnia And Herzegovina181.7169.45 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 1⁄2 in3,280,819
Sweden181.5166.85 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in10,099,265
Slovakia179.4165.65 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in5,459,642
Senegal1635 ft 4 in16,743,927
Rwanda157.75 ft 2 in12,952,218
Nicaragua153.75 ft 1⁄2 in6,624,554
Netherlands180.8167.55 ft 11 in5 ft 6 in17,134,872
Norway179.7167.15 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 in5,421,241
Poland178.7165.15 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in37,846,611
Switzerland178.25 ft 10 in8,654,622
Russia177.2164.15 ft 10 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in145,934,462
United Kingdom175.3161.95 ft 9 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in67,886,011
Namibia160.75 ft 3 1⁄2 in2,540,905
Armenia158.15 ft 2 in2,963,243
Mozambique1565 ft 1 1⁄2 in31,255,435
Morocco158.55 ft 2 1⁄2 in36,910,560
Bangladesh150.64 ft 11 1⁄2 in164,689,383
Montenegro183.4169.46 ft 0 in5 ft 6 1⁄2 in628,066
Belgium178.6168.15 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 in11,589,623
New Zealand1771645 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in4,822,233
Tonga176.1165.35 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in105,695
United States175.3161.55 ft 9 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in331,002,651
Albania174161.85 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in2,877,797
Spain1741635 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 in46,754,778
Portugal173.7163.75 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in10,196,709
Turkey173.6161.95 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in84,339,067
United Arab Emirates173.4156.45 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 1 1⁄2 in9,890,402
Romania1721575 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in19,237,691
Singapore1711605 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 in5,850,342
Thailand170.31595 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in69,799,978
Moldova161.25 ft 3 1⁄2 in4,033,963
Mexico1721595 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in128,932,753
Mali171.3160.45 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 in20,250,833
Qatar170.8161.15 ft 7 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in2,881,053
Brazil170.7158.85 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in212,559,417
Egypt170.3158.95 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in102,334,404
Uruguay1701585 ft 7 in5 ft 2 in3,473,730
Malta169.9159.95 ft 7 in5 ft 3 in441,543
Saudi Arabia168.9156.35 ft 6 1⁄2 in5 ft 1 1⁄2 in34,813,871
Mongolia168.4157.75 ft 6 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in3,278,290
South Africa1681595 ft 6 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in59,308,690
Bahrain165.1154.25 ft 5 in5 ft 1⁄2 in1,701,575
Peru1641515 ft 4 1⁄2 in4 ft 11 1⁄2 in32,971,854
Nigeria163.8157.85 ft 4 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in206,139,589
Philippines163.5151.85 ft 4 1⁄2 in5 ft 0 in109,581,078
Nepal163150.85 ft 4 in4 ft 11 1⁄2 in29,136,808
Vietnam162.1152.25 ft 4 in5 ft 0 in97,338,579
Bolivia160142.25 ft 3 in4 ft 8 in11,673,021
Madagascar154.35 ft 1⁄2 in27,691,018
Lithuania181.3167.55 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 in2,722,289
Liberia157.35 ft 2 in5,057,681
Lesotho157.65 ft 2 in2,142,249
Kyrgyzstan1585 ft 2 in6,524,195
Jordan158.25 ft 2 1⁄2 in10,203,134
Austria1791665 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in9,006,398
Kazakhstan159.85 ft 3 in18,776,707
Iceland1811685 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 in341,243
Ireland1771635 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 in4,937,786
Honduras1525 ft 0 in9,904,607
Haiti158.65 ft 2 1⁄2 in11,402,528
Guinea158.85 ft 2 1⁄2 in13,132,795
Guatemala147.34 ft 10 in17,915,568
Gabon158.45 ft 2 1⁄2 in2,225,734
Ethiopia157.65 ft 2 in114,963,588
El Salvador160.35 ft 3 in6,486,205
Denmark180.45 ft 11 in5,792,202
Benin159.35 ft 2 1⁄2 in12,123,200
Croatia180.4166.495 ft 11 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in4,105,267
Czech Republic180.31167.225 ft 11 in5 ft 6 in10,708,981
Estonia179.15 ft 10 1⁄2 in1,326,535
Finland178.9165.35 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in5,540,720
Israel1771665 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in8,655,535
Greece1771655 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in10,423,054
Italy176.5162.55 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 in60,461,826
Hungary1761645 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in9,660,351
Australia175.6161.85 ft 9 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in25,499,884
France175.6162.55 ft 9 in5 ft 4 in65,273,511
Germany175.4162.85 ft 9 in5 ft 4 in83,783,942
Argentina174.46161.015 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in45,195,774
Dominican Republic172.71595 ft 8 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in10,847,910
Japan1721585 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in126,476,461
Jamaica171.8160.85 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in2,961,167
Azerbaijan171.8165.45 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in10,139,177
Hong Kong171.7158.75 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in7,496,981
South Korea170.7157.45 ft 7 in5 ft 2 in51,269,185
Iran170.3157.25 ft 7 in5 ft 2 in83,992,949
Ivory Coast170.1159.15 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in26,378,274
Ghana169.5158.55 ft 6 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in31,072,940
Gambia168157.85 ft 6 in5 ft 2 in2,416,668
Comoros154.85 ft 1 in869,601
Taiwan171.4159.95 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 in23,816,775
Colombia170.6158.75 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in50,882,891
Kenya169.6158.25 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in53,771,296
Chile169.6156.15 ft 7 in5 ft 1 1⁄2 in19,116,201
China169.51585 ft 6 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in1,439,323,776
Cuba1681565 ft 6 in5 ft 1 1⁄2 in11,326,616
Malaysia166.3154.75 ft 5 1⁄2 in5 ft 1 in32,365,999
India166.3152.65 ft 5 1⁄2 in5 ft 0 in1,380,004,385
North Korea165.6154.95 ft 5 in5 ft 1 in25,778,816
Chad162.65 ft 4 in16,425,864
Sri Lanka163.6151.45 ft 4 1⁄2 in4 ft 11 1⁄2 in21,413,249
Central African Republic158.95 ft 2 1⁄2 in4,829,767
Canada175.1162.35 ft 9 in5 ft 4 in37,742,154
Indonesia1581475 ft 2 in4 ft 10 in273,523,615
Cambodia152.45 ft 0 in16,718,965
Bulgaria175.2163.25 ft 9 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in6,948,445