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 1.49 m can be found in in Guatemala.

Heights by country

The following tables shows the average sizes, weights and BMI's from 139 countries. All data are related to men and women between 18 and 40 years of age.
 

Male

 

Female

Country Average heightWeightBMI Average heightWeightBMI
Netherlands 1.83 m87.4 kg26.1 1.69 m72.3 kg25.3
Latvia 1.81 m88.8 kg27.1 1.69 m75.4 kg26.4
Denmark 1.81 m86.2 kg26.3 1.68 m69.4 kg24.6
Estonia 1.81 m88.5 kg27.0 1.68 m73.4 kg26.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.81 m86.5 kg26.4 1.67 m70.6 kg25.3
Iceland 1.81 m88.8 kg27.1 1.67 m71.4 kg25.6
Serbia 1.81 m87.5 kg26.7 1.67 m71.7 kg25.7
Belgium 1.81 m87.8 kg26.8 1.65 m70.0 kg25.7
Czech Republic 1.80 m91.0 kg28.1 1.68 m74.5 kg26.4
Croatia 1.80 m90.7 kg28.0 1.66 m74.1 kg26.9
Norway 1.80 m88.8 kg27.4 1.66 m72.2 kg26.2
Sweden 1.80 m86.8 kg26.8 1.66 m70.0 kg25.4
Germany 1.80 m88.8 kg27.4 1.66 m71.6 kg26.0
Slovenia 1.80 m86.2 kg26.6 1.66 m73.3 kg26.6
Finland 1.80 m86.2 kg26.6 1.66 m70.8 kg25.7
Slovakia 1.79 m87.8 kg27.4 1.67 m71.4 kg25.6
Lithuania 1.79 m86.8 kg27.1 1.66 m71.9 kg26.1
Australia 1.79 m88.8 kg27.7 1.65 m73.0 kg26.8
France 1.79 m83.3 kg26.0 1.65 m66.4 kg24.4
Ukraine 1.78 m85.5 kg27.0 1.66 m72.7 kg26.4
Belarus 1.78 m84.0 kg26.5 1.66 m74.1 kg26.9
Bulgaria 1.78 m86.2 kg27.2 1.65 m70.5 kg25.9
Ireland 1.78 m88.7 kg28.0 1.65 m73.8 kg27.1
Austria 1.78 m84.3 kg26.6 1.65 m67.2 kg24.7
Luxembourg 1.78 m86.2 kg27.2 1.65 m70.0 kg25.7
New Zealand 1.78 m89.3 kg28.2 1.65 m76.2 kg28.0
Montenegro 1.78 m85.5 kg27.0 1.65 m71.3 kg26.2
United Kingdom 1.78 m86.8 kg27.4 1.64 m72.9 kg27.1
Canada 1.78 m86.8 kg27.4 1.64 m71.8 kg26.7
Switzerland 1.78 m84.9 kg26.8 1.64 m64.0 kg23.8
Macedonia 1.78 m86.5 kg27.3 1.60 m67.3 kg26.3
Tonga 1.77 m96.2 kg30.7 1.66 m93.4 kg33.9
Grenada 1.77 m78.6 kg25.1 1.65 m78.4 kg28.8
French Polynesia 1.77 m92.7 kg29.6 1.65 m80.3 kg29.5
Italy 1.77 m83.6 kg26.7 1.64 m67.0 kg24.9
Greece 1.77 m86.5 kg27.6 1.64 m72.4 kg26.9
Poland 1.77 m85.8 kg27.4 1.64 m70.2 kg26.1
Hungary 1.77 m88.3 kg28.2 1.64 m71.5 kg26.6
United States 1.77 m90.9 kg29.0 1.64 m78.0 kg29.0
Israel 1.77 m86.8 kg27.7 1.62 m71.1 kg27.1
American Samoa 1.76 m102.5 kg33.1 1.65 m95.8 kg35.2
Barbados 1.76 m81.8 kg26.4 1.65 m79.8 kg29.3
Russia 1.76 m80.2 kg25.9 1.65 m72.7 kg26.7
Niue 1.76 m97.6 kg31.5 1.64 m89.8 kg33.4
Spain 1.76 m84.3 kg27.2 1.63 m66.7 kg25.1
Cook Islands 1.75 m100.1 kg32.7 1.64 m89.6 kg33.3
Georgia 1.75 m84.2 kg27.5 1.63 m73.6 kg27.7
Jamaica 1.75 m79.0 kg25.8 1.63 m78.6 kg29.6
Moldova 1.75 m81.5 kg26.6 1.63 m73.1 kg27.5
Romania 1.75 m83.0 kg27.1 1.63 m71.2 kg26.8
Tokelau 1.75 m98.0 kg32.0 1.63 m89.5 kg33.7
Albania 1.74 m81.7 kg27.0 1.62 m69.3 kg26.4
Fiji 1.74 m80.5 kg26.6 1.62 m75.8 kg28.9
South Korea 1.74 m73.9 kg24.4 1.62 m60.6 kg23.1
Samoa 1.74 m92.3 kg30.5 1.62 m89.5 kg34.1
Greenland 1.74 m79.0 kg26.1 1.61 m69.2 kg26.7
Tunisia 1.74 m77.5 kg25.6 1.60 m69.6 kg27.2
Turkey 1.74 m82.4 kg27.2 1.60 m73.7 kg28.8
Argentina 1.74 m84.5 kg27.9 1.59 m69.8 kg27.6
Portugal 1.73 m78.7 kg26.3 1.63 m67.5 kg25.4
Brazil 1.73 m78.7 kg26.3 1.60 m68.6 kg26.8
Malta 1.73 m83.5 kg27.9 1.60 m68.4 kg26.7
Taiwan 1.73 m74.8 kg25.0 1.60 m60.7 kg23.7
Iran 1.73 m75.7 kg25.3 1.59 m68.8 kg27.2
Saint Lucia 1.72 m87.3 kg29.5 1.63 m80.5 kg30.3
Mali 1.72 m67.7 kg22.9 1.61 m59.9 kg23.1
Chad 1.72 m65.1 kg22.0 1.61 m56.8 kg21.9
Kazakhstan 1.72 m77.8 kg26.3 1.60 m68.1 kg26.6
Kuwait 1.72 m85.8 kg29.0 1.60 m78.3 kg30.6
Singapore 1.72 m71.9 kg24.3 1.60 m59.4 kg23.2
Jordan 1.72 m83.7 kg28.3 1.59 m75.8 kg30.0
Cuba 1.72 m74.8 kg25.3 1.59 m66.0 kg26.1
Paraguay 1.72 m78.4 kg26.5 1.59 m68.0 kg26.9
Armenia 1.72 m75.7 kg25.6 1.58 m67.9 kg27.2
Dominican Republic 1.72 m75.7 kg25.6 1.58 m68.4 kg27.4
Hong Kong 1.72 m72.5 kg24.5 1.58 m59.4 kg23.8
Qatar 1.71 m84.2 kg28.8 1.60 m77.3 kg30.2
Algeria 1.71 m72.2 kg24.7 1.59 m67.0 kg26.5
United Arab Emirates 1.71 m82.2 kg28.1 1.59 m74.6 kg29.5
Azerbaijan 1.71 m76.3 kg26.1 1.59 m70.8 kg28.0
Chile 1.71 m81.3 kg27.8 1.59 m71.3 kg28.2
Iraq 1.71 m81.3 kg27.8 1.59 m75.1 kg29.7
Kenya 1.71 m64.9 kg22.2 1.59 m61.7 kg24.4
China 1.71 m70.5 kg24.1 1.59 m59.4 kg23.5
Syria 1.71 m80.1 kg27.4 1.59 m74.1 kg29.3
Japan 1.71 m69.0 kg23.6 1.58 m54.7 kg21.9
North Korea 1.71 m70.8 kg24.2 1.58 m59.9 kg24.0
Morocco 1.71 m74.3 kg25.4 1.58 m66.4 kg26.6
Mauritius 1.71 m71.9 kg24.6 1.57 m64.1 kg26.0
Venezuela 1.71 m78.1 kg26.7 1.57 m66.3 kg26.9
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.70 m81.5 kg28.2 1.60 m78.6 kg30.7
Ghana 1.70 m65.3 kg22.6 1.59 m63.7 kg25.2
Tuvalu 1.70 m87.0 kg30.1 1.59 m80.4 kg31.8
Kiribati 1.70 m84.1 kg29.1 1.58 m77.6 kg31.1
Namibia 1.69 m65.4 kg22.9 1.60 m65.0 kg25.4
Egypt 1.69 m79.4 kg27.8 1.58 m78.4 kg31.4
Mongolia 1.69 m73.7 kg25.8 1.58 m66.4 kg26.6
Equatorial Guinea 1.69 m63.7 kg22.3 1.58 m64.4 kg25.8
Belize 1.69 m78.5 kg27.5 1.57 m75.4 kg30.6
Eritrea 1.69 m58.0 kg20.3 1.57 m52.0 kg21.1
Micronesia, Federated States of 1.69 m80.8 kg28.3 1.57 m77.4 kg31.4
Costa Rica 1.69 m76.5 kg26.8 1.56 m68.1 kg28.0
Colombia 1.69 m73.7 kg25.8 1.56 m65.0 kg26.7
South Africa 1.68 m70.8 kg25.1 1.59 m74.6 kg29.5
Ivory Coast 1.68 m66.0 kg23.4 1.59 m61.2 kg24.2
Palau 1.68 m83.5 kg29.6 1.57 m73.2 kg29.7
Somalia 1.68 m63.5 kg22.5 1.57 m58.7 kg23.8
Sudan 1.68 m65.5 kg23.2 1.57 m64.1 kg26.0
Ethiopia 1.68 m56.7 kg20.1 1.56 m51.1 kg21.0
Congo (Dem. Republic) 1.68 m60.4 kg21.4 1.56 m55.0 kg22.6
Malaysia 1.68 m71.1 kg25.2 1.56 m63.5 kg26.1
Mexico 1.68 m77.6 kg27.5 1.56 m69.4 kg28.5
Saudi Arabia 1.68 m79.0 kg28.0 1.56 m71.5 kg29.4
Thailand 1.68 m67.2 kg23.8 1.56 m60.8 kg25.0
Burundi 1.68 m61.5 kg21.8 1.55 m51.7 kg21.5
Nauru 1.68 m91.4 kg32.4 1.55 m79.5 kg33.1
Gambia 1.67 m65.3 kg23.4 1.62 m64.3 kg24.5
Nigeria 1.67 m63.0 kg22.6 1.58 m59.9 kg24.0
Ecuador 1.67 m74.2 kg26.6 1.54 m66.2 kg27.9
Pakistan 1.67 m65.0 kg23.3 1.54 m58.6 kg24.7
Bolivia 1.67 m70.6 kg25.3 1.53 m64.8 kg27.7
Tanzania 1.66 m61.7 kg22.4 1.56 m58.4 kg24.0
Afghanistan 1.65 m61.5 kg22.6 1.56 m58.4 kg24.0
Burma 1.65 m60.4 kg22.2 1.54 m54.5 kg23.0
Sri Lanka 1.65 m61.3 kg22.5 1.54 m56.2 kg23.7
Peru 1.65 m71.3 kg26.2 1.53 m63.4 kg27.1
India 1.65 m59.1 kg21.7 1.52 m50.6 kg21.9
Papua New Guinea 1.64 m68.0 kg25.3 1.56 m62.8 kg25.8
Vietnam 1.64 m58.4 kg21.7 1.53 m50.8 kg21.7
Marshall Islands 1.64 m78.0 kg29.0 1.52 m70.7 kg30.6
Bangladesh 1.64 m57.3 kg21.3 1.51 m49.7 kg21.8
Cambodia 1.63 m58.5 kg22.0 1.53 m52.0 kg22.2
Indonesia 1.63 m59.5 kg22.4 1.52 m54.8 kg23.7
Madagascar 1.63 m57.1 kg21.5 1.52 m48.7 kg21.1
Philippines 1.63 m60.6 kg22.8 1.49 m52.2 kg23.5
Yemen 1.62 m61.9 kg23.6 1.55 m57.7 kg24.0
Nepal 1.62 m59.0 kg22.5 1.51 m50.8 kg22.3
Timor-Leste 1.60 m54.3 kg21.2 1.51 m48.3 kg21.2
Laos 1.60 m57.9 kg22.6 1.51 m52.4 kg23.0

Heights by continents


Africa

Male: Height

Weight

Female: Height

Weight
Northern Africa1.70 m74.9 kg1.58 m71.6 kg
Southern Africa1.68 m70.3 kg1.59 m73.7 kg
Central Africa1.69 m62.9 kg1.58 m58.0 kg
Eastern Africa1.67 m60.2 kg1.56 m55.9 kg
Western Africa1.68 m64.0 kg1.59 m60.3 kg

America

Male: Height

Weight

Female: Height

Weight
Caribbean1.72 m77.3 kg1.59 m67.4 kg
South America1.71 m77.9 kg1.58 m67.7 kg
Central America1.67 m72.7 kg1.53 m64.6 kg
North America1.75 m87.1 kg1.62 m75.3 kg

Asia

Male: Height

Weight

Female: Height

Weight
Central Asia1.71 m76.7 kg1.59 m68.5 kg
South Asia1.65 m59.6 kg1.52 m51.6 kg
Southeast Asia1.64 m61.0 kg1.53 m54.8 kg
East Asia1.71 m70.5 kg1.59 m59.1 kg
Western Asia1.71 m78.6 kg1.59 m71.0 kg

Australia

Male: Height

Weight

Female: Height

Weight
Australia/New Zealand1.79 m88.9 kg1.65 m73.5 kg

Europe

Male: Height

Weight

Female: Height

Weight
Baltic States1.80 m87.8 kg1.67 m73.3 kg
British Isles1.78 m86.9 kg1.64 m72.9 kg
Western Europe1.80 m86.4 kg1.66 m69.3 kg
Southern Europe1.77 m84.0 kg1.64 m67.8 kg
Eastern Europe1.77 m83.2 kg1.65 m72.3 kg
Nordic Countries1.80 m87.0 kg1.66 m70.5 kg

Oceania

Male: Height

Weight

Female: Height

Weight
Polynesia1.76 m94.0 kg1.64 m86.6 kg
Micronesia1.68 m82.2 kg1.56 m76.1 kg
Melanesia1.65 m69.5 kg1.57 m64.2 kg


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