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Average human height by country

Average human height by country

Average human height by country

Below are average adult human heights by country or geographical region. The original studies and sources should be consulted for details on methodology and the exact populations measured, surveyed, or considered.

Accuracy

As with any statistical data, the accuracy of such data may be questionable for various reasons:

Some studies may allow subjects to self-report values. Generally speaking, self-reported height tends to be taller than its measured height, although the overestimation of height depends on the reporting subject's height, age, gender and region.

Test subjects may have been invited instead of chosen at random, resulting in sampling bias.

Some countries may have significant height gaps between different regions. For instance, one survey shows there is 10.8 cm (4 1⁄2 in) gap between the tallest state and the shortest state in Germany. Under such circumstances, the mean height may not represent the total population unless sample subjects are appropriately taken from all regions with using weighted average of the different regional groups.

Different social groups can show different mean height. According to a study in France, executives and professionals are 2.6 cm (1 in) taller, and university students are 2.55 cm (1 in) taller[a] than the national average. As this case shows, data taken from a particular social group may not represent a total population in some countries.

A relatively small sample of the population may have been measured, which makes it uncertain whether this sample accurately represents the entire population.

The height of a person can vary over the course of a day, due to factors such as a height decrease from exercise done directly before measurement (i.e. inversely correlated), or a height increase since lying down for a significant period of time (i.e. positively correlated). For example, one study revealed a mean decrease of 1.54 centimetres (0.61 in) in the heights of 100 children from getting out of bed in the morning to between 4 and 5 p.m. that same day. Such factors may not have been controlled in some of the studies.

Data is representative of the majority of the country or region's adult population.

Note: Letters in grey indicate non-measured height.

Table of heights

Country/Region

Average male height

Average female height

Stature ratio
(male to female)

Sample population /
age range

Share of
pop. over 18
covered[9][10][c]

Methodology

Year

Source

Albania

174.0 cm (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)

161.8 cm (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in)

1.08

20–29 (N= m:649 f:1,806)

23.5%

Measured

2008–2009

[11][12]

Argentina

N/A

159.6 cm (5 ft 3 in)

N/A

19–49

60.4%

Measured

2004–2005

[13]

Argentina

174.46 cm (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)

161.01 cm (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in)

1.08

Healthy, 18 (N= m:90 f:97, SD= m:7.43 cm (3 in) f:6.99 cm (3 in))

2.9%

Measured

1998–2001

[14]

Armenia

N/A

158.1 cm (5 ft 2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:4,218, SD= f:5.7 cm (2 in))

48.6%

Self-reported

2005

[15]

Australia

175.6 cm (5 ft 9 in)

161.8 cm (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in)

1.09

18+

100.0%

Measured

2011–2012

[16]

Austria

179 cm (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)

166 cm (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)

1.08

20–49

54.3%

Measured

2006

[17]

Azerbaijan

171.8 cm (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)

165.4 cm (5 ft 5 in)

1.04

16+

106.5%

Measured

2005

[18]

Bahrain

165.1 cm (5 ft 5 in)

154.2 cm (5 ft 1⁄2 in)

1.07

19+ (N= m:1,120 f:1,181, SD= m:9.0 cm (3 1⁄2 in) f:7.8 cm (3 in))

97.7%

Measured

2002

[19]

Bahrain

171.0 cm (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)

156.6 cm (5 ft 1 1⁄2 in)

1.09

18

1.9%

Measured

2009

[20][21]

Bangladesh

N/A

150.6 cm (4 ft 11 1⁄2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:7,368, SD= f:5.5 cm (2 in))

56.2%

Self-reported

2007

[15]

Country/Region

Average male height

Average female height

Stature ratio
(male to female)

Sample population /
age range

Share of
pop. over 18
covered[9][10][d]

Methodology

Year

Source

Belgium

178.6 cm (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)

168.1 cm (5 ft 6 in)

1.06

21 (N= m:20–49 f:20–49, SD= m:6.6 cm (2 1⁄2 in) f:5.3 cm (2 in))

1.7%

Self-reported

2001

[22]

Benin

N/A

159.3 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:11,015, SD= f:6.5 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

53.5%

Self-reported

2006

[15]

Bolivia

N/A

151.8 cm (5 ft 0 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:10,302, SD= f:5.9 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

52.6%

Self-reported

2003

[15]

Bolivia

160.0 cm (5 ft 3 in)

142.2 cm (4 ft 8 in)

1.13

Aymara, 20–29

N/A

Measured

1970

[23]

Bosnia and Herzegovina

183.9 cm

(6 ft 0 in)

171.8 cm

(5 ft 7 in)

1.07

Students at UBL, 19-32(m), 19-26(f) (N= m:178 f:34, SD= m:7.11 cm (3 in) f:6.56 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

0.4%

Measured

2014

[24]

Brazil

170.7 cm (5 ft 7 in)

158.8 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

1.07

18+ (N= m:62,037 f:65,696)

100.0%

Measured

2009

[25][26]

Brazil – Urban

173.5 cm (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)

161.6 cm (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in)

1.07

20–24 (N= m:6,360 f:6,305)

10.9%

Measured

2009

[25]

Brazil – Rural

170.9 cm (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)

158.9 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

1.07

20–24 (N= m:1,939 f:1,633)

2.1%

Measured

2009

[25]

Bulgaria

175.2 cm (5 ft 9 in)

163.2 cm (5 ft 4 1⁄2 in)

1.07

N/A

N/A

N/A

2010

[27]

Burkina Faso

N/A

161.6 cm (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:7,337, SD= f:6.2 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

55.5%

Self-reported

2003

[15]

Cambodia

N/A

152.4 cm (5 ft 0 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:5,081, SD= f:5.4 cm (2 in))

52.2%

Self-reported

2005

[15]

Country/Region

Average male height

Average female height

Stature ratio
(male to female)

Sample population /
age range

Share of
pop. over 18
covered[9][10][e]

Methodology

Year

Source

Cameroon – Urban

170.6 cm (5 ft 7 in)

161.3 cm (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in)

1.06

15+ (N= m:3,746 f:5,078)

53.6%

Measured

2003

[28]

Canada

175.1 cm (5 ft 9 in)

162.3 cm (5 ft 4 in)

1.08

18–79

94.7%

Measured

2007–2009

[29]

Central African Republic

N/A

158.9 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:1,408, SD= f:6.6 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

50.0%

Self-reported

1994

[15]

Chad

N/A

162.6 cm (5 ft 4 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:2,393, SD= f:6.4 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

51.9%

Self-reported

2004

[15]

Chile

169.6 cm (5 ft 7 in)

156.1 cm (5 ft 1 1⁄2 in)

1.09

15+

107.2%

Measured

2009–2010

[30]

China

169.5 cm (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in)

158.0 cm (5 ft 2 in)

1.07

18-69 (N=172,422)

76.8%

Measured

2014

[31]

China – Beijing – Urban

175.2 cm (5 ft 9 in)

162.6 cm (5 ft 4 in)

1.08

Urban, 18 (N= m:448 f:405)

0.5%

Measured

2011

[32]

Colombia

170.6 cm (5 ft 7 in)

158.7 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

1.07

18–22 (N= m:1,528,875 f:1,468,110)

14.1%

Measured

2002

[33]

Colombia

N/A

155.0 cm (5 ft 1 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:22,947, SD= f:6.2 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

55.8%

Self-reported

2004

[15]

Comoros

N/A

154.8 cm (5 ft 1 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:644, SD= f:5.8 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

49.8%

Self-reported

1996

[15]

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

N/A

157.7 cm (5 ft 2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:2,727, SD= f:8.0 cm (3 in))

52.7%

Self-reported

2005

[15]

Country/Region

Average male height

Average female height

Stature ratio
(male to female)

Sample population /
age range

Share of
pop. over 18
covered[9][10][f]

Methodology

Year

Source

Congo, Republic of the

N/A

159.0 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:3,922, SD= f:8.1 cm (3 in))

55.7%

Self-reported

2007

[15]

Croatia

180.4 cm (5 ft 11 in)

166.49 cm (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)

1.09

18 (N= m:358 f:360, SD= m:6.8 cm (2 1⁄2 in) f:6.1 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

1.6%

Measured

2006–2008

[34]

Cuba – Urban

168 cm (5 ft 6 in)

156 cm (5 ft 1 1⁄2 in)

1.08

15+

79.2%

Measured

1999

[35]

Czech Republic

180.3 cm (5 ft 11 in)

167.22 cm (5 ft 6 in)

1.08

17

1.6%

Measured

2001

[36]

Denmark

180.4 cm (5 ft 11 in)

167.2 cm (5 ft 6 in)

N/A

Conscripts, 18–20 (N= m:38,025)

5.3%

Measured

2012

[37]

Dinaric Alps

185.6 cm (6 ft 1 in)

171.8 cm (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)

1.08

17 (N=m: 2705 f: 2842)

N/A

Measured

2005

[38]

Dominican Republic

172.7 cm (5 ft 8 in)

159 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:4,763, SD= f:6.3 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

54.8%

Self-reported

2014

[39]

Ecuador

167.1 cm (5 ft 6 in)

154.2 cm (5 ft 1⁄2 in)

1.08

N/A

N/A

Measured

2014

[40]

El Salvador

N/A

160.3 cm (5 ft 3 in)

N/A

25–49

50.9%

Self-reported

2007

[15]

Egypt

170.3 cm (5 ft 7 in)

158.9 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

1.07

20–24 (N= m:845 f:1,059)

16.6%

Measured

2008

[41]

Egypt

N/A

159.5 cm (5 ft 3 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:13,813, SD= f:6.0 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

53.2%

Self-reported

2008

[15]

Country/Region

Average male height

Average female height

Stature ratio
(male to female)

Sample population /
age range

Share of
pop. over 18
covered[9][10][g]

Methodology

Year

Source

Estonia

179.1 cm (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)

N/A

N/A

17

2.3%

Measured

2003

[42]

Ethiopia

N/A

157.6 cm (5 ft 2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:3,868, SD= f:6.6 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

53.8%

Self-reported

1997

[15]

Finland

178.9 cm (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)

165.3 cm (5 ft 5 in)

1.08

25–34 (N= m/f:2,305)

19.0%

Measured

1994

[43]

Finland

180.7 cm (5 ft 11 in)

167.2 cm (5 ft 6 in)

1.08

−25 (N= m/f:26,636)

9.2%

Measured

2010–2011

[43][44]

France

175.6 cm (5 ft 9 in)

162.5 cm (5 ft 4 in)

1.08

18–70 (N= m/f:11,562)

85.9%

Measured

2003–2004

[45][46]

France

174.1 cm (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)

161.9 cm (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in)

1.08

20+

96.6%

Measured

2001

[7]

Gabon

N/A

158.4 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:1,576, SD= f:6.2 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

52.1%

Self-reported

2000

[15]

Gambia – Rural

168.0 cm (5 ft 6 in)

157.8 cm (5 ft 2 in)

1.06

21–49 (N= m:9,559 f:13,160, SD= m:6.7 cm (2 1⁄2 in) f:5.6 cm (2 in))

N/A

Measured

1950–1974

[47]

Germany

175.4 cm (5 ft 9 in)

162.8 cm (5 ft 4 in)

1.08

18–79 (N= m/f:19,768)

94.3%

Measured

2007

[6]

Germany

178 cm (5 ft 10 in)

165 cm (5 ft 5 in)

1.08

18+ (N= m:25,112 f:25,560)

100.0%

Self-reported

2009

[48]

Country/Region

Average male height

Average female height

Stature ratio
(male to female)

Sample population /
age range

Share of
pop. over 18
covered[9][10][h]

Methodology

Year

Source

Ghana

N/A

159.3 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:2,958, SD= f:6.7 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

54.4%

Self-reported

2008

[15]

Ghana

169.5 cm (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in)

158.5 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

1.07

25–29

14.7%

Measured

1987–1989

[49]

Greece

177 cm (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)

165 cm (5 ft 5 in)

1.07

18–49

56.3%

Measured

2003

[17]

Guatemala

N/A

147.3 cm (4 ft 10 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:1,773, SD= f:6.3 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

52.3%

Self-reported

1998

[15]

Guinea

N/A

158.8 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:2,563, SD= f:6.3 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

52.9%

Self-reported

2005

[15]

Haiti

N/A

158.6 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:2,932, SD= f:6.5 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

52.8%

Self-reported

2005

[15]

Honduras

N/A

152.0 cm (5 ft 0 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:11,219, SD= f:6.4 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

53.3%

Self-reported

2005

[15]

Hong Kong

171.7 cm (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)

158.7 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

1.08

18 (N= m:468 f:453, SD= m:5.5 cm (2 in) f:5.7 cm (2 in))

1.4%

Measured

2006

[50]

Hong Kong

173.4 cm (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)

160.1 cm (5 ft 3 in)

1.08

University students, 19–20 (N= m:291 f:200, SD= m:6.1 cm (2 1⁄2 in) f:5.2 cm (2 in))

0.6%[51]

Measured

2005

[52]

Hungary

176 cm (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)

164 cm (5 ft 4 1⁄2 in)

1.07

Adults

N/A

Measured

2000s

[53]

Hungary

177.3 cm (5 ft 10 in)

N/A

N/A

18 (N= m:1,080, SD= m:5.99 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

1.7%

Measured

2005

[54]

Country/Region

Average male height

Average female height

Stature ratio
(male to female)

Sample population /
age range

Share of
pop. over 18
covered[9][10][i]

Methodology

Year

Source

Iceland

181 cm (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)

168 cm (5 ft 6 in)

1.08

20–49

43.6%

Self-reported

2007

[17]

India – Urban

174.3 cm (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)

158.5 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

1.10

Private school students, 18 (N= m:34,411 f:30,218)

N/A

Measured

2011

[55]

India – Rural

161.5 cm (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in)

152.5 cm (5 ft 0 in)

1.06

17 (SD= m:7.0 cm (3 in) f:6.3 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

N/A

Measured

2002

[56]

India

164.7 cm (5 ft 5 in)

152.6 cm (5 ft 0 in)

1.08

20–49 (N= m:69,245 f:118,796)

44.3%

Measured

2005-2006

[57]

India – PatialaPunjab

177.3 cm (5 ft 10 in)

N/A

N/A

Students, Punjabi, 18-25 (N: 149, SD = 7.88 cm (3 in))

22.4%

Measured

2013

[58]

Indonesia

158 cm (5 ft 2 in)

147 cm (4 ft 10 in)

1.07

50+ (N= m:2,041 f:2,396, Median= m:158 cm (5 ft 2 in) f:147 cm (4 ft 10 in))

22.5%

Self-reported

1997

[59]

Iran

170.3 cm (5 ft 7 in)

157.2 cm (5 ft 2 in)

1.08

21+ (N= m/f:89,532, SD= m:8.05 cm (3 in) f:7.22 cm (3 in))

88.1%

Measured

2005

[60]

Iraq – Baghdad

165.4 cm (5 ft 5 in)

155.8 cm (5 ft 1 1⁄2 in)

1.06

18–44 (N= m:700 f:800, SD= m:5.6 cm (2 in) f:16.0 cm (6 1⁄2 in))

76.3%

Measured

1999–2000

[61]

Ireland

177 cm (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)

163 cm (5 ft 4 in)

1.09

20–49

61.8%

Measured

2007

[17]

Ireland

179 cm (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)

165 cm (5 ft 5 in)

1.08

18

-

Measured

2014

[62][63]

Country/Region

Average male height

Average female height

Stature ratio
(male to female)

Sample population /
age range

Share of
pop. over 18
covered[9][10][j]

Methodology

Year

Source

Israel

177 cm (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)

166 cm (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)

1.07

18–21

9.7%

Measured

2010

[64]

Italy

176.5 cm (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)

162.5 cm (5 ft 4 in)

1.09

18

1.4%

Measured

1999–2004

[11][21][65]

Italy

177.2 cm (5 ft 10 in)

167.8 cm (5 ft 6 in)

1.06

21 (N= m:106 f:92, SD= m:6.0 cm (2 1⁄2 in) f:6.1 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

1.4%

Self-reported

2001

[22]

Ivory Coast

170.1 cm (5 ft 7 in)

159.1 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

1.07

25–29 (SD= m:6.7 cm (2 1⁄2 in) f:5.67 cm (2 in))

14.6%

Measured

1985–1987

[49]

Ivory Coast

N/A

159.8 cm (5 ft 3 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:1,600, SD= f:6.2 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

53.4%

Self-reported

1998

[15]

Jamaica

171.8 cm (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)

160.8 cm (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in)

1.07

25–74

71.4%

Measured

1994–1996

[66]

Japan

172 cm (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)

158 cm (5 ft 2 in)

1.08

20–49

47.2%

Measured

2005

[17]

Japan

172.0 cm (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)

158.70 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

1.08

20–24 (N= m:1,708 f:1,559, SD= m:5.42 cm (2 in) f:5.30 cm (2 in))

7.2%

Measured

2004

[67]

Japan

170.7 cm (5 ft 7 in)

158.0 cm (5 ft 2 in)

1.08

17

1.2%

Measured

2013

[68]

Jordan

N/A

158.2 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:4,484, SD= f:6.6 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

55.6%

Self-reported

2007

[15]

Country/Region

Average male height

Average female height

Stature ratio
(male to female)

Sample population /
age range

Share of
pop. over 18
covered[9][10][k]

Methodology

Year

Source

Kazakhstan

N/A

159.8 cm (5 ft 3 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:1,600, SD= f:6.3 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

53.7%

Self-reported

1999

[15]

Kenya

169.6 cm (5 ft 7 in)

N/A

N/A

25–49 (N= f:1,600, SD= f:6.3 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

53.7%

Summary

2016

[69]

Kenya

169.6 cm (5 ft 7 in)

158.2 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:4,856, SD= f:7.3 cm (3 in))

52.5%

Survey

2016

[15][69]

North Korea

165.6 cm (5 ft 5 in)

154.9 cm (5 ft 1 in)

1.07

Defectors, 20–39 (N= m/f:1,075)

46.4%

Measured

2005

[70]

South Korea

170.7 cm (5 ft 7 in)

157.4 cm (5 ft 2 in)

1.08

20+ (N= m:2,750 f:2,445, Median= m:170.7 cm (5 ft 7 in) f:157.4 cm (5 ft 2 in), SD= m:6.40 cm (2 1⁄2 in) f:5.99 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

96.5%

Measured

2010

[71]

South Korea

173.5 cm (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)

N/A

N/A

Conscripts, 18–19 (N= m:323,800)

3.8%

Measured

2017

[72]

South Korea

N/A

162.1 cm (5 ft 4 in)}

N/A

Conscripts, 25-29 (N= f:5,200)

100%

Self-reported

2017

[73]

Kosovo – Prishtina

179.52 cm (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)

165.72 cm (5 ft 5 in)

N/A

Conscripts, 18-20 (N= m:830 f:793, SD= m:7.02 cm, f:4.93 cm )

63.0%

Measured

2017

[74]

Kyrgyzstan

N/A

158.0 cm (5 ft 2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:2,424, SD= f:5.8 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

55.4%

Self-reported

1997

[15]

Country/Region

Average male height

Average female height

Stature ratio
(male to female)

Sample population /
age range

Share of
pop. over 18
covered[9][10][l]

Methodology

Year

Source

Lesotho

N/A

157.6 cm (5 ft 2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:1,879, SD= f:6.7 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

49.8%

Self-reported

2004

[15]

Liberia

N/A

157.3 cm (5 ft 2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:4,281, SD= f:6.2 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

52.8%

Self-reported

2006

[15]

Lithuania – Urban

178.4 cm (5 ft 10 in)

N/A

N/A

Conscripts, 19–25 (N= m:91 SD= m:6.7 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

9.9%

Measured

2005[75]

[76]

Lithuania – Rural

176.2 cm (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)

N/A

N/A

Conscripts, 19–25 (N= m:106 SD= m:5.9 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

4.9%

Measured

2005[75]

[76]

Lithuania

181.3 cm (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)

167.5 cm (5 ft 6 in)

1.08

18

2.1%

Measured

2001

[77]

Madagascar

N/A

154.3 cm (5 ft 1⁄2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:5,024, SD= f:6.0 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

53.6%

Self-reported

2003

[15]

Malawi – Urban

166 cm (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)

155 cm (5 ft 1 in)

1.07

16–60 (N= m:583 f:315, SD= m:6.0 cm (2 1⁄2 in) f:9.4 cm (3 1⁄2 in))

101.1%

Measured

2000

[78]

Malaysia

166.3 cm (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)

154.7 cm (5 ft 1 in)

1.07

Malay, 20–24 (N= m:749 f:893, Median= m:166 cm (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in) f:155 cm (5 ft 1 in), SD= m:6.46 cm (2 1⁄2 in) f:6.04 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

9.7%[79]

Measured

1996

[80]

Malaysia

168.5 cm (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in)

158.1 cm (5 ft 2 in)

1.07

Chinese, 20–24 (N= m:407 f:453, Median= m:169 cm (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in) f:158 cm (5 ft 2 in), SD= m:6.98 cm (2 1⁄2 in) f:6.72 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

4.1%[79]

Measured

1996

[80]

Malaysia

169.1 cm (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in)

155.4 cm (5 ft 1 in)

1.09

Indian, 20–24 (N= m:113 f:140, Median= m:168 cm (5 ft 6 in) f:156 cm (5 ft 1 1⁄2 in), SD= m:5.84 cm (2 1⁄2 in) f:6.18 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

1.2%[79]

Measured

1996

[80]

Country/Region

Average male height

Average female height

Stature ratio
(male to female)

Sample population /
age range

Share of
pop. over 18
covered[9][10][m]

Methodology

Year

Source

Malaysia

163.3 cm (5 ft 4 1⁄2 in)

151.9 cm (5 ft 0 in)

1.08

Other indigenous, 20–24 (N= m:257 f:380, Median= m:163 cm (5 ft 4 in) f:152 cm (5 ft 0 in), SD= m:6.26 cm (2 1⁄2 in) f:5.95 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

0.4%[79]

Measured

1996

[80]

Mali – Southern Mali

171.3 cm (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)

160.4 cm (5 ft 3 in)

1.07

Rural adults (N= m:121 f:320, SD= m:6.6 cm (2 1⁄2 in) f:5.7 cm (2 in))

N/A

Measured

1992

[81]

Malta

169.9 cm (5 ft 7 in)

159.9 cm (5 ft 3 in)

1.06

18+

100.0%

Self-reported

2003

[82]

Mexico

172 cm (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)

159 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

1.08

20–65

62.0%

Measured

2014

[83]

Moldova

N/A

161.2 cm (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:4,757, SD= f:6.2 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

45.9%

Self-reported

2005

[15]

Mongolia

168.4 cm (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in)

157.7 cm (5 ft 2 in)

1.07

25–34 (N= m:158 f:181)

27.6%

Measured

2006

[84]

Montenegro

183.4 cm (6 ft 0 in)

169.4 cm (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in)

1.09

17-20 (N= m:981 f:1107, SD= m:6.89 cm (2 1⁄2 in) f:6.37 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

5.2%

Measured

2017

[85]

Morocco

N/A

158.5 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:10,334, SD= f:6.0 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

54.7%

Self-reported

2003

[15]

Mozambique

N/A

156 cm (5 ft 1 1⁄2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:6,912, SD= f:6.2 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

55.0%

Self-reported

2003

[15]

Namibia

N/A

160.7 cm (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:5,575, SD= f:7.1 cm (3 in))

50.4%

Self-reported

2006

[15]

Nepal

163.0 cm (5 ft 4 in)

150.8 cm (4 ft 11 1⁄2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:6,280, SD= f:5.5 cm (2 in))

52.9%

Self-reported

2006

[15]

Country/Region

Average male height

Average female height

Stature ratio
(male to female)

Sample population /
age range

Share of
pop. over 18
covered[9][10][n]

Methodology

Year

Source

Netherlands

180.8 cm (5 ft 11 in)

167.5 cm (5 ft 6 in)

1.08

20+

96.8%

Self-reported

2013

[9][26][86]

New Zealand

177 cm (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)

164 cm (5 ft 4 1⁄2 in)

1.08

20–49

56.9%

Measured

2007

[17]

Nicaragua

N/A

153.7 cm (5 ft 1⁄2 in)

N/A

25–49

54.1%

Self-reported

2001

[15]

Nigeria

163.8 cm (5 ft 4 1⁄2 in)

157.8 cm (5 ft 2 in)

1.04

18–74

98.6%

Measured

1994–1996

[66]

Nigeria

167.2 cm (5 ft 6 in)

160.3 cm (5 ft 3 in)

1.04

20–29 (N= m:139 f:76, SD= m:6.5 cm (2 1⁄2 in) f:5.7 cm (2 in))

33.2%

Measured

2011

[87]

Norway

179.7 cm (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)

167.1 cm (5 ft 6 in)

1.09

Conscripts, 18–44 (N= m:30,884 f:28,796)

35.3%

Measured

2012

[88]

Norway

179.7 cm (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)

167 cm (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)

1.08

20–85 (N= m:1534 f:1743)

93.6%

Self-reported

2008–2009

[9][26][89]

Peru

164 cm (5 ft 4 1⁄2 in)

151 cm (4 ft 11 1⁄2 in)

1.09

20+

0.011509%

Measured

2005

[90]

Philippines

163.5 cm (5 ft 4 1⁄2 in)

151.8 cm (5 ft 0 in)

1.08

20–39

31.5%[91]

Measured

2003

[92]

Country/Region

Average male height

Average female height

Stature ratio
(male to female)

Sample population /
age range

Share of
pop. over 18
covered[9][10][o]

Methodology

Year

Source

Poland

172.2 cm (5 ft 8 in)

159.4 cm (5 ft 3 in)

1.07

44-69 (N= m:4336 f: 4559)

39.4%

Measured

2007

[93]

Poland

178.7 cm (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)

165.1 cm (5 ft 5 in)

1.08

18 (N= m:846 f:1,126)

1.6%

Measured

2010

[94]

Portugal

173.9 cm (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)

N/A

N/A

18 (N= m:696)

1.5%

Measured

2008

[11][95]

Portugal

171 cm (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)

161 cm (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in)

1.06

20–50

56.7%

Self-reported

2001

[17]

Portugal

173.7 cm (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)

163.7 cm (5 ft 4 1⁄2 in)

1.06

21 (N= m:87 f:106, SD= m:8.2 cm (3 in) f:5.3 cm (2 in))

1.9%

Self-reported

2001

[22]

Qatar

170.8 cm (5 ft 7 in)

161.1 cm (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in)

1.06

18

1.9%

Measured

2005

[21][96]

Rwanda

N/A

157.7 cm (5 ft 2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:3,202, SD= f:6.5 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

54.2%

Self-reported

2005

[15]

Romania

172 cm (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)

157 cm (5 ft 2 in)

1.10

N/A

N/A

Measured

2007

[97]

Russia

171.1 cm (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)

158.2 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

1.08

44-69 (N= m: 3892 f: 4643)

38.5%

Measured

2007

[93]

Russia

177.2 cm (5 ft 10 in)

164.1 cm (5 ft 4 1⁄2 in)

1.08

24

1.9%

Measured

2004

[21][98]

Country/Region

Average male height

Average female height

Stature ratio
(male to female)

Sample population /
age range

Share of
pop. over 18
covered[9][10][p]

Methodology

Year

Source

Samoa

N/A

166.6 cm (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)

N/A

18–28 (N= f:55 SD= f:6.5 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

32.6%

Measured

2004

[99]

Saudi Arabia

168.9 cm (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in)

156.3 cm (5 ft 1 1⁄2 in)

1.08

18

3.0%

Measured

2010

[21][100]

Saudi Arabia

174 cm (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2017

[101]

Senegal

N/A

163 cm (5 ft 4 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:2,533, SD= f:6.7 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

54.4%

Self-reported

2005

[15]

Serbia

182.0 cm (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)

166.8 cm (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)

1.09

Students at UNS,18–30 (N= m:318 f:76, SD= m:6.74 cm (2 1⁄2 in) f:5.88 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

0.7%[102]

Measured

2012

[103]

Singapore

171 cm (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)

160 cm (5 ft 3 in)

1.07

Chinese students at TP,16–18[q] (N= m:52 f:49, SD= m:6 cm (2 1⁄2 in) f:5 cm (2 in))

0.3%[104][105]

Measured

2003

[106]

Slovakia

179.4 cm (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)

165.6 cm (5 ft 5 in)

1.08

18

2.0%

Measured

2004

[107]

Slovenia – Ljubljana

180.3 cm (5 ft 11 in)

167.4 cm (5 ft 6 in)

1.08

19

0.2%[108]

Measured

2011

[109]

South Africa

168 cm (5 ft 6 in)

159 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

1.06

19 (N= m:121 f:118)

3.6%

Measured

2003

[110]

Sri Lanka

163.6 cm (5 ft 4 1⁄2 in)

151.4 cm (4 ft 11 1⁄2 in)

1.08

18+ (N= m:1,768 f:2,709, SD= m:6.9 cm (2 1⁄2 in) f:6.4 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

100.0%

Measured

2005–2006

[111]

Country/Region

Average male height

Average female height

Stature ratio
(male to female)

Sample population /
age range

Share of
pop. over 18
covered[9][10][r]

Methodology

Year

Source

Spain

173.1 cm (5 ft 8 in)

N/A

N/A

18–70 (N= m:1,298 [s][112] )

88.2%

Measured

2013–2014

[113][114]

Spain

N/A

159.6 cm (5 ft 3 in)

N/A

18–70 (N= f:8,217 [t][115] )

83.5%

Measured

2007–2008

[26][112][113][115]

Spain

174 cm (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)

163 cm (5 ft 4 in)

1.07

20–49

57.0%

Self-reported

2007

[17]

Swaziland

N/A

159.1 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:2,612, SD= f:6.3 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

51.0%

Self-reported

2006

[15]

Sweden

181.5 cm (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)

166.8 cm (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)

1.09

20–29

15.6%

Measured

2008

[116]

Sweden

177.9 cm (5 ft 10 in)

164.6 cm (5 ft 5 in)

1.08

20–74

86.3%

Self-reported

1987–1994

[117]

Switzerland

178.2 cm (5 ft 10 in)

N/A

N/A

Conscripts, 19 (N= m:12,447, Median= m:178.0 cm (5 ft 10 in), SD= m:6.52 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

1.5%

Measured

2009

[118]

Switzerland

175.4 cm (5 ft 9 in)

164 cm (5 ft 4 1⁄2 in)

1.07

20–74

88.8%

Self-reported

1987–1994

[117]

Taiwan

171.4 cm (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)

159.9 cm (5 ft 3 in)

1.07

17 (N= m:200 f:200)

1.7%

Measured

2011

[119][120][121]

Tanzania

N/A

156.6 cm (5 ft 1 1⁄2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:6,033, SD= f:6.5 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

52.8%

Self-reported

2004

[15]

Country/Region

Average male height

Average female height

Stature ratio
(male to female)

Sample population /
age range

Share of
pop. over 18
covered[9][10][u]

Methodology

Year

Source

Thailand

170.3 cm (5 ft 7 in)

159 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

1.07

STOU students, 15–19 (N= m:839 f:1,636, SD= m:6.3 cm (2 1⁄2 in) f:5.9 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

0.2%[122]

Self-reported

2005

[123]

Togo

N/A

159.0 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:2,728, SD= f:6.1 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

53.4%

Self-reported

1998

[15]

Tonga

176.1 cm (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)

165.3 cm (5 ft 5 in)

1.07

40 (N= m:241 f:299)

1.5%

Measured

2001

[124]

Turkey

173.6 cm (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)

161.9 cm (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in)

1.07

20-22 (N= m:322 f:247)

8.3%

Measured

2007

[11][21][125]

Turkey – Ankara

174.1 cm (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)

158.9 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

1.10

18–59 (N= m:703 f:512, Median= m:169.7 cm (5 ft 7 in) f:157.5 cm (5 ft 2 in), SD= m:6.9 cm (2 1⁄2 in) f:6.4 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

5.1%[126]

Measured

2004–2006

[127]

Turkey

N/A

156.4 cm (5 ft 1 1⁄2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:2,393, SD= f:5.6 cm (2 in))

54.5%

Self-reported

2003

[15]

Uganda

N/A

159.2 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:1,666, SD= f:6.5 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

53.4%

Self-reported

2006

[15]

United Arab Emirates

173.4 cm (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)

156.4 cm (5 ft 1 1⁄2 in)

1.11

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

[128]

United Kingdom – England

175.3 cm (5 ft 9 in)

161.9 cm (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in)

1.08

16+ (N= m:3,154 f:3,956)

103.2%[129]

Measured

2012

[5]

United Kingdom – Scotland

175.0 cm (5 ft 9 in)

161.3 cm (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in)

1.08

16+ (N= m:2,512 f:3,180, Median= m:174.8 cm (5 ft 9 in) f:161.2 cm (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in))

103.0%[129]

Measured

2008

[130]

United Kingdom – Wales

177.0 cm (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)

162.0 cm (5 ft 4 in)

1.09

16+

103.2%[129]

Self-reported

2009

[131]

Country/Region

Average male height

Average female height

Stature ratio
(male to female)

Sample population /
age range

Share of
pop. over 18
covered[9][10][v]

Methodology

Year

Source

United States

175.3 cm (5 ft 9 in)

161.5 cm (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in)

1.09

All Americans, 20+ (N= m:5,232 f:5,547, Median= m:175.6 cm (5 ft 9 in) f:161.9 cm (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in))

69%

Measured

2011–2014

[132]

United States – African Americans

175.5 cm (5 ft 9 in)

162.6 cm (5 ft 4 in)

1.08

African Americans, 20–39 (N= m:532 f:612, Median= m:175.5 cm (5 ft 9 in) f:162.6 cm (5 ft 4 in))

3.4%[133]

Measured

2015-2016

[134]

United States – Hispanic and Latino Americans

169.5 cm (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in)

156.7 cm (5 ft 1 1⁄2 in)

1.08

Hispanic/Latin-Americans, 20–39 (N= m:745 f:917, Median= m:169.5 cm (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in) f:156.7 cm (5 ft 1 1⁄2 in))

4.4%[133]

Measured

2015–2016

[134]

United States – Mexican Americans

168.8 cm (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in)

156.1 cm (5 ft 1 1⁄2 in)

1.09

Mexican Americans, 20–39 (N= m:429 f:511, Median= m:168.8 cm (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in) f:156.1 cm (5 ft 1 1⁄2 in))

2.8%[133]

Measured

2015–2016

[134]

United States – Asian Americans

169.7 cm (5 ft 7 in)

156.2 cm (5 ft 1 1⁄2 in)

1.09

Non-Hispanic Asians, 20–39 (N= m:323 f:326, Me= m:169.7 cm (5 ft 7 in) f:156.2 cm (5 ft 1 1⁄2 in))

1.3%[133]

Measured

2015–2016

[134]

United States – Non-Hispanic whites

177.0 cm (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)

163.3 cm (5 ft 4 1⁄2 in)

1.08

Non-Hispanic White Americans, 20–39 (N= m:892 f:861, Mean= m:177.0 cm (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in) f:163.3 cm (5 ft 4 1⁄2 in))

17.1%[133]

Measured

2015–2016

[134]

Uruguay

170 cm (5 ft 7 in)

158 cm (5 ft 2 in)

1.08

Adults (N= m:2,249 f:2,114)

N/A

Measured

1990

[135]

Uzbekistan

N/A

159.9 cm (5 ft 3 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:2,635, SD= f:6.1 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

54.6%

Self-reported

1996

[15]

Vietnam

162.1 cm (5 ft 4 in)

152.2 cm (5 ft 0 in)

1.07

25–29 (SD= m:5.39 cm (2 in) f:5.39 cm (2 in))

15.9%

Measured

1992–1993

[49]

Vietnam

165.7 cm (5 ft 5 in)

155.2 cm (5 ft 1 in)

1.07

Students, 20–25 (N= m:1,000 f:1,000, SD= m:6.55 cm (2 1⁄2 in) f:5.32 cm (2 in))

2.0%[136]

Measured

2006–2007

[137]

Zambia

N/A

158.5 cm (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:4,091, SD= f:6.5 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

54.2%

Self-reported

2007

[15]

Zimbabwe

N/A

160.3 cm (5 ft 3 in)

N/A

25–49 (N= f:4,746, SD= f:6.2 cm (2 1⁄2 in))

47.3%

Self-reported

2005

[15]

Country/Region

Average male height

Average female height

Stature ratio
(male to female)

Sample population /
age range

Share of
pop. over 18
covered[9][10][w]

Methodology

Year

Source

 

 

References: wikipedia.org

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