Bevölkerungsdurchschnitt

Average sizes of men and women

The wealthier a country is, the taller are its residents - at least they say so. Yet for the traditional immigration countries like Hongkong and Singapur is it obviously wrong.

The biggest average body height for males is 1.83 m in the Netherlands, the smallest women with just 1.42 m can be found in in Bolivia.

Heights by country

 

Male

 

Female

Country Average heightWeightBMI Average heightWeightBMI
Netherlands
 1.83 m73.8 kg22.0 1.70 m63.9 kg22.1
Montenegro
 1.83 m   1.69 m  
Iceland
 1.82 m78.1 kg23.6 1.68 m67.2 kg23.8
Serbia
 1.82 m   1.67 m  
Denmark
 1.81 m72.5 kg22.1 1.70 m63.5 kg22.0
Germany
 1.80 m77.5 kg23.9 1.71 m68.7 kg23.5
Czech Republic
 1.80 m76.7 kg23.7 1.68 m66.7 kg23.6
Sweden
 1.80 m74.2 kg22.9 1.67 m64.2 kg23.0
Croatia
 1.80 m82.3 kg25.4 1.66 m70.8 kg25.7
Slovakia
 1.80 m76.5 kg23.6 1.66 m65.8 kg23.9
Slovenia
 1.80 m76.7 kg23.7 1.66 m65.9 kg23.9
Estonia
 1.79 m71.1 kg22.2 1.69 m62.5 kg21.9
Norway
 1.79 m73.4 kg22.9 1.68 m64.3 kg22.8
Austria
 1.79 m78.1 kg24.4 1.66 m67.5 kg24.5
Hungary
 1.79 m75.7 kg23.6 1.66 m65.4 kg23.7
Belgium
 1.79 m74.1 kg23.1 1.65 m63.7 kg23.4
Poland
 1.79 m74.6 kg23.3 1.65 m64.1 kg23.5
Australia
 1.79 m83.6 kg26.1 1.64 m71.4 kg26.5
Greece
 1.78 m80.1 kg25.3 1.67 m70.1 kg25.1
United States
 1.78 m87.8 kg27.7 1.66 m76.3 kg27.7
Ireland
 1.78 m75.3 kg23.8 1.64 m64.7 kg24.1
New Zealand
 1.77 m76.7 kg24.5 1.65 m66.7 kg24.5
United Kingdom
 1.77 m81.4 kg26.0 1.64 m70.4 kg26.2
Finland
 1.77 m77.7 kg24.8 1.64 m67.2 kg25.0
Lithuania
 1.76 m74.3 kg24.0 1.68 m66.1 kg23.4
Canada
 1.76 m74.8 kg24.1 1.64 m65.0 kg24.1
Switzerland
 1.75 m75.6 kg24.7 1.65 m66.5 kg24.4
Bulgaria
 1.75 m76.6 kg25.0 1.63 m66.5 kg25.0
Israel
 1.75 m77.1 kg25.2 1.63 m66.9 kg25.2
Argentina
 1.75 m78.1 kg25.5 1.61 m67.0 kg25.8
Albania
 1.74 m76.1 kg25.1 1.62 m66.1 kg25.2
Italy
 1.74 m74.2 kg24.5 1.62 m64.4 kg24.5
France
 1.74 m71.6 kg23.6 1.62 m62.1 kg23.7
Iran
 1.74 m72.9 kg24.1 1.60 m62.5 kg24.4
Turkey
 1.73 m73.8 kg24.7 1.62 m64.4 kg24.6
Portugal
 1.73 m75.3 kg25.1 1.61 m65.3 kg25.2
Hong Kong
 1.73 m   1.60 m  
United Arab Emirates
 1.73 m82.0 kg27.4 1.57 m69.4 kg28.1
Azerbaijan
 1.72 m74.5 kg25.2 1.65 m66.6 kg24.5
South Korea
 1.72 m68.4 kg23.1 1.63 m60.5 kg22.8
Jamaica
 1.72 m73.8 kg25.0 1.61 m64.5 kg24.9
Mongolia
 1.72 m73.7 kg24.9 1.61 m64.3 kg24.8
Taiwan
 1.72 m   1.60 m  
Romania
 1.72 m71.9 kg24.3 1.57 m61.2 kg24.8
Japan
 1.72 m64.1 kg21.7 1.56 m54.2 kg22.3
Mali
 1.71 m64.2 kg22.0 1.60 m56.1 kg21.9
Spain
 1.70 m75.0 kg26.0 1.61 m66.2 kg25.6
Cameroon
 1.70 m68.9 kg23.8 1.61 m60.9 kg23.5
Singapore
 1.70 m62.9 kg21.7 1.60 m55.2 kg21.5
Chile
 1.70 m75.5 kg26.1 1.59 m65.8 kg26.0
Egypt
 1.70 m79.4 kg27.5 1.59 m69.3 kg27.4
Colombia
 1.70 m71.0 kg24.6 1.59 m61.9 kg24.5
Ivory Coast
 1.70 m62.8 kg21.7 1.59 m54.8 kg21.7
Armenia
 1.70 m73.4 kg25.4 1.58 m63.6 kg25.5
Ghana
 1.70 m67.0 kg23.2 1.58 m58.1 kg23.3
Uruguay
 1.70 m73.9 kg25.6 1.58 m64.0 kg25.7
Nicaragua
 1.70 m74.3 kg25.7 1.54 m62.8 kg26.5
South Africa
 1.69 m70.0 kg24.5 1.59 m61.4 kg24.3
Malta
 1.69 m82.1 kg28.7 1.59 m72.0 kg28.5
Brazil
 1.69 m70.7 kg24.8 1.58 m61.6 kg24.7
Gambia
 1.68 m60.9 kg21.6 1.58 m53.4 kg21.4
Cuba
 1.68 m74.1 kg26.3 1.56 m64.2 kg26.4
Thailand
 1.67 m62.5 kg22.4 1.58 m55.2 kg22.1
Vietnam
 1.67 m54.3 kg19.5 1.56 m47.3 kg19.4
El Salvador
 1.66 m71.9 kg26.1 1.60 m64.6 kg25.2
Iraq
 1.66 m70.5 kg25.6 1.56 m61.7 kg25.4
Bahrain
 1.66 m78.7 kg28.6 1.55 m68.5 kg28.5
Malawi
 1.66 m60.7 kg22.0 1.55 m52.8 kg22.0
China
 1.65 m64.0 kg23.5 1.58 m57.2 kg22.9
India
 1.65 m56.9 kg20.9 1.53 m49.2 kg21.0
Malaysia
 1.65 m65.2 kg23.9 1.53 m56.3 kg24.1
Mexico
 1.64 m72.8 kg27.1 1.58 m65.4 kg26.2
Nigeria
 1.64 m64.0 kg23.8 1.58 m57.5 kg23.0
North Korea
 1.64 m55.6 kg20.7 1.57 m49.6 kg20.1
Philippines
 1.64 m64.2 kg23.9 1.52 m55.4 kg24.0
Peru
 1.64 m72.7 kg27.0 1.51 m62.4 kg27.4
Sri Lanka
 1.64 m54.3 kg20.2 1.51 m46.6 kg20.5
Bangladesh
 1.62 m53.1 kg20.2 1.51 m46.2 kg20.3
Bolivia
 1.60 m74.6 kg29.1 1.42 m61.7 kg30.6
Guatemala
 1.59 m74.7 kg29.6 1.43 m62.7 kg30.6
Indonesia
 1.58 m56.3 kg22.5 1.47 m48.8 kg22.6

Heights by continents


Africa

Male: Height

Weight

Female: Height

Weight
Northern Africa1.70 m79.4 kg1.59 m69.3 kg
Western Africa1.66 m64.2 kg1.58 m57.2 kg
Southern Africa1.69 m70.0 kg1.59 m61.4 kg
Eastern Africa1.66 m60.7 kg1.55 m52.8 kg
Central Africa1.70 m68.9 kg1.61 m60.9 kg

America

Male: Height

Weight

Female: Height

Weight
Central America1.63 m74.0 kg1.49 m63.1 kg
Caribbean1.69 m74.0 kg1.57 m64.2 kg
South America1.69 m72.2 kg1.57 m62.6 kg
North America1.74 m83.0 kg1.64 m72.7 kg

Asia

Male: Height

Weight

Female: Height

Weight
Southeast Asia1.62 m58.7 kg1.51 m51.0 kg
East Asia1.66 m64.1 kg1.58 m56.9 kg
South Asia1.65 m56.4 kg1.53 m48.8 kg
Western Asia1.72 m73.4 kg1.60 m63.6 kg

Australia

Male: Height

Weight

Female: Height

Weight
Australia/New Zealand1.79 m82.5 kg1.64 m70.6 kg

Europe

Male: Height

Weight

Female: Height

Weight
Eastern Europe1.77 m74.6 kg1.64 m64.1 kg
Western Europe1.78 m74.9 kg1.67 m65.5 kg
Nordic Countries1.79 m74.5 kg1.67 m64.7 kg
Southern Europe1.73 m75.3 kg1.62 m65.8 kg
Baltic States1.77 m73.3 kg1.68 m65.0 kg
British Isles1.77 m81.0 kg1.64 m70.0 kg


Strikingly often a international comparison of penis sizes is requested here, which is now available on a separate page.