Average Height By Country 2021

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Most countries use the metric system to measure height. Still, three countries have yet to break their dedication and loyalty to the imperial system measurements. These three countries are Liberia, Myanmar, and the United States of America. Even though the metric system is the most common measurement system, 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 measurement units are not hard to switch between, but countries tend to stick to one over the other 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 2021

Country Average Male Height (cm) Average Female Height (cm) Average Male Height (ft) Average Female Height (ft) 2021 Population
Samoa166.65 ft 5 1⁄2 in200,149
Montenegro183.4169.46 ft 0 in5 ft 6 1⁄2 in628,053
Iceland1811685 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 in343,353
Tonga176.1165.35 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in106,760
Comoros154.85 ft 1 in888,451
Swaziland159.15 ft 2 1⁄2 in1,172,362
Lesotho157.65 ft 2 in2,159,079
Gabon158.45 ft 2 1⁄2 in2,278,825
Namibia160.75 ft 3 1⁄2 in2,587,344
Armenia158.15 ft 2 in2,968,127
Bosnia And Herzegovina181.7169.45 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 1⁄2 in3,263,466
Lithuania181.3167.55 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 in2,689,862
Moldova161.25 ft 3 1⁄2 in4,024,019
Croatia180.4166.495 ft 11 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in4,081,651
Central African Republic158.95 ft 2 1⁄2 in4,919,981
Liberia157.35 ft 2 in5,180,203
Norway179.7167.15 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 in5,465,630
Finland178.9165.35 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in5,548,360
Republic Of The Congo1595 ft 2 1⁄2 in5,657,013
Denmark180.45 ft 11 in5,813,298
Slovakia179.4165.65 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in5,460,721
El Salvador160.35 ft 3 in6,518,499
Kyrgyzstan1585 ft 2 in6,628,356
Nicaragua153.75 ft 1⁄2 in6,702,385
Bulgaria175.2163.25 ft 9 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in6,896,663
Togo1595 ft 2 1⁄2 in8,478,250
Serbia182166.85 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in8,697,550
Hong Kong171.7158.75 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in7,552,810
Honduras1525 ft 0 in10,062,991
Sweden181.5166.85 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in10,160,169
Jordan158.25 ft 2 1⁄2 in10,269,021
Czech Republic180.31167.225 ft 11 in5 ft 6 in10,724,555
Slovenia180.3167.45 ft 11 in5 ft 6 in2,078,724
Estonia179.15 ft 10 1⁄2 in1,325,185
Austria1791665 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in9,043,070
Switzerland178.25 ft 10 in8,715,494
New Zealand1771645 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in4,860,643
Ireland1771635 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 in4,982,907
Albania174161.85 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in2,872,933
Dominican Republic172.71595 ft 8 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in10,953,703
Cuba1681565 ft 6 in5 ft 1 1⁄2 in11,317,505
Haiti158.65 ft 2 1⁄2 in11,541,685
Belgium178.6168.15 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 in11,632,326
Israel1771665 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in8,789,774
Greece1771655 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in10,370,744
Hungary1761645 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in9,634,164
Portugal173.7163.75 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in10,167,925
United Arab Emirates173.4156.45 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 1 1⁄2 in9,991,089
Jamaica171.8160.85 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in2,973,463
Azerbaijan171.8165.45 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in10,223,342
Singapore1711605 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 in5,896,686
Qatar170.8161.15 ft 7 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in2,930,528
Uruguay1701585 ft 7 in5 ft 2 in3,485,151
Malta169.9159.95 ft 7 in5 ft 3 in442,784
Mongolia168.4157.75 ft 6 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in3,329,289
Gambia168157.85 ft 6 in5 ft 2 in2,486,945
Bahrain165.1154.25 ft 5 in5 ft 1⁄2 in1,748,296
Bolivia151.85 ft 0 in11,832,940
Benin159.35 ft 2 1⁄2 in12,451,040
Rwanda157.75 ft 2 in13,276,513
Guinea158.85 ft 2 1⁄2 in13,497,244
Zimbabwe160.35 ft 3 in15,092,171
Chad162.65 ft 4 in16,914,985
Cambodia152.45 ft 0 in16,946,438
Netherlands180.8167.55 ft 11 in5 ft 6 in17,173,099
Senegal1635 ft 4 in17,196,301
Guatemala147.34 ft 10 in18,249,860
Zambia158.55 ft 2 1⁄2 in18,920,651
Kazakhstan159.85 ft 3 in18,994,962
Burkina Faso161.65 ft 3 1⁄2 in21,497,096
Madagascar154.35 ft 1⁄2 in28,427,328
Mozambique1565 ft 1 1⁄2 in32,163,047
Uzbekistan159.95 ft 3 in33,935,763
Morocco158.55 ft 2 1⁄2 in37,344,795
Poland178.7165.15 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in37,797,005
Australia175.6161.85 ft 9 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in25,788,215
Canada175.1162.35 ft 9 in5 ft 4 in38,067,903
Spain1741635 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 in46,745,216
Romania1721575 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in19,127,774
Mali171.3160.45 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 in20,855,735
Uganda159.25 ft 2 1⁄2 in47,123,531
Italy176.5162.55 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 in60,367,477
Tanzania156.65 ft 1 1⁄2 in61,498,437
France175.6162.55 ft 9 in5 ft 4 in65,426,179
Argentina174.46161.015 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in45,605,826
Turkey173.6161.95 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in85,042,738
South Korea170.7157.45 ft 7 in5 ft 2 in51,305,186
South Africa1681595 ft 6 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in60,041,994
Dr Congo157.75 ft 2 in92,377,993
Ethiopia157.65 ft 2 in117,876,227
Russia177.2164.15 ft 10 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in145,912,025
Germany175.4162.85 ft 9 in5 ft 4 in83,900,473
United Kingdom175.3161.95 ft 9 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in68,207,116
Japan1721585 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in126,050,804
Mexico1721595 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in130,262,216
Cameroon170.6161.35 ft 7 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in27,224,265
Bangladesh150.64 ft 11 1⁄2 in166,303,498
United States175.3161.55 ft 9 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in332,915,073
Taiwan171.4159.95 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 in23,855,010
Brazil170.7158.85 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in213,993,437
Colombia170.6158.75 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in51,265,844
Thailand170.31595 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in69,950,850
Iran170.3157.25 ft 7 in5 ft 2 in85,028,759
Egypt170.3158.95 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in104,258,327
Ivory Coast170.1159.15 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in27,053,629
Chile169.6156.15 ft 7 in5 ft 1 1⁄2 in19,212,361
Kenya169.6158.25 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in54,985,698
Ghana169.5158.55 ft 6 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in31,732,129
China169.51585 ft 6 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in1,444,216,107
Saudi Arabia168.9156.35 ft 6 1⁄2 in5 ft 1 1⁄2 in35,340,683
Malaysia166.3154.75 ft 5 1⁄2 in5 ft 1 in32,776,194
India166.3152.65 ft 5 1⁄2 in5 ft 0 in1,393,409,038
Malawi1661555 ft 5 1⁄2 in5 ft 1 in19,647,684
North Korea165.6154.95 ft 5 in5 ft 1 in25,887,041
Iraq165.4155.85 ft 5 in5 ft 1 1⁄2 in41,179,350
Peru1641515 ft 4 1⁄2 in4 ft 11 1⁄2 in33,359,418
Nigeria163.8157.85 ft 4 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in211,400,708
Sri Lanka163.6151.45 ft 4 1⁄2 in4 ft 11 1⁄2 in21,497,310
Philippines163.5151.85 ft 4 1⁄2 in5 ft 0 in111,046,913
Nepal163150.85 ft 4 in4 ft 11 1⁄2 in29,674,920
Vietnam162.1152.25 ft 4 in5 ft 0 in98,168,833
Indonesia1581475 ft 2 in4 ft 10 in276,361,783

Average Height By Country 2021