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
Comoros154.85 ft 1 in888,451
Eswatini159.15 ft 2 1⁄2 in1,172,362
Montenegro183.4169.46 ft 0 in5 ft 6 1⁄2 in628,053
Serbia182166.85 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in8,697,550
Bosnia And Herzegovina181.7169.45 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 1⁄2 in3,263,466
Sweden181.5166.85 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in10,160,169
Lithuania181.3167.55 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 in2,689,862
Iceland1811685 ft 11 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 in343,353
Netherlands180.8167.55 ft 11 in5 ft 6 in17,173,099
Croatia180.4166.495 ft 11 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in4,081,651
Czech Republic180.31167.225 ft 11 in5 ft 6 in10,724,555
Slovenia180.3167.45 ft 11 in5 ft 6 in2,078,724
Norway179.7167.15 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 in5,465,630
Slovakia179.4165.65 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in5,460,721
Estonia179.15 ft 10 1⁄2 in1,325,185
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
Moldova161.25 ft 3 1⁄2 in4,024,019
Central African Republic158.95 ft 2 1⁄2 in4,919,981
Liberia157.35 ft 2 in5,180,203
Republic Of The Congo1595 ft 2 1⁄2 in5,657,013
Denmark180.45 ft 11 in5,813,298
El Salvador160.35 ft 3 in6,518,499
Kyrgyzstan1585 ft 2 in6,628,356
Nicaragua153.75 ft 1⁄2 in6,702,385
Togo1595 ft 2 1⁄2 in8,478,250
Switzerland178.25 ft 10 in8,715,494
Honduras1525 ft 0 in10,062,991
Jordan158.25 ft 2 1⁄2 in10,269,021
Haiti158.65 ft 2 1⁄2 in11,541,685
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
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
Uganda159.25 ft 2 1⁄2 in47,123,531
Tanzania156.65 ft 1 1⁄2 in61,498,437
Dr Congo157.75 ft 2 in92,377,993
Ethiopia157.65 ft 2 in117,876,227
Bangladesh150.64 ft 11 1⁄2 in166,303,498
Austria1791665 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in9,043,070
Finland178.9165.35 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in5,548,360
Poland178.7165.15 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in37,797,005
Belgium178.6168.15 ft 10 1⁄2 in5 ft 6 in11,632,326
Russia177.2164.15 ft 10 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in145,912,025
Ireland1771635 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 in4,982,907
New Zealand1771645 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in4,860,643
Greece1771655 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in10,370,744
Israel1771665 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 1⁄2 in8,789,774
Italy176.5162.55 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 in60,367,477
Tonga176.1165.35 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 5 in106,760
Hungary1761645 ft 9 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in9,634,164
Australia175.6161.85 ft 9 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in25,788,215
France175.6162.55 ft 9 in5 ft 4 in65,426,179
Germany175.4162.85 ft 9 in5 ft 4 in83,900,473
United States175.3161.55 ft 9 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in332,915,073
United Kingdom175.3161.95 ft 9 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in68,207,116
Bulgaria175.2163.25 ft 9 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in6,896,663
Canada175.1162.35 ft 9 in5 ft 4 in38,067,903
Argentina174.46161.015 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in45,605,826
Albania174161.85 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in2,872,933
Spain1741635 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 in46,745,216
Portugal173.7163.75 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 4 1⁄2 in10,167,925
Turkey173.6161.95 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in85,042,738
United Arab Emirates173.4156.45 ft 8 1⁄2 in5 ft 1 1⁄2 in9,991,089
Dominican Republic172.71595 ft 8 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in10,953,703
Romania1721575 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in19,127,774
Japan1721585 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in126,050,804
Mexico1721595 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in130,262,216
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
Hong Kong171.7158.75 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in7,552,810
Taiwan171.4159.95 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 in23,855,010
Mali171.3160.45 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 in20,855,735
Singapore1711605 ft 7 1⁄2 in5 ft 3 in5,896,686
Qatar170.8161.15 ft 7 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in2,930,528
South Korea170.7157.45 ft 7 in5 ft 2 in51,305,186
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
Cameroon170.6161.35 ft 7 in5 ft 3 1⁄2 in27,224,265
Iran170.3157.25 ft 7 in5 ft 2 in85,028,759
Egypt170.3158.95 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in104,258,327
Thailand170.31595 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in69,950,850
Ivory Coast170.1159.15 ft 7 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in27,053,629
Uruguay1701585 ft 7 in5 ft 2 in3,485,151
Malta169.9159.95 ft 7 in5 ft 3 in442,784
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
China169.51585 ft 6 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in1,444,216,107
Ghana169.5158.55 ft 6 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in31,732,129
Saudi Arabia168.9156.35 ft 6 1⁄2 in5 ft 1 1⁄2 in35,340,683
Mongolia168.4157.75 ft 6 1⁄2 in5 ft 2 in3,329,289
Cuba1681565 ft 6 in5 ft 1 1⁄2 in11,317,505
Gambia168157.85 ft 6 in5 ft 2 in2,486,945
South Africa1681595 ft 6 in5 ft 2 1⁄2 in60,041,994
India166.3152.65 ft 5 1⁄2 in5 ft 0 in1,393,409,038
Malaysia166.3154.75 ft 5 1⁄2 in5 ft 1 in32,776,194
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
Bahrain165.1154.25 ft 5 in5 ft 1⁄2 in1,748,296
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