What heights are average for men and women, tall or short?

Are you taller or shorter in height than the average of men and women?

Do you find yourself falling short on your confidence due to your short height? Well, you and countless other men all over the world! This is because statistics show that the average man’s height is anywhere between 5.5” – 5.7”. Only in certain parts of the world does this average go up to 5.8” – 5.9”. The worst part is that there are many instances in life where short men are forced to feel left out – for instance, women typically prefer taller men, and there are jobs that are reserved particularly for tall men etc. Even a research study confirmed that only 3% of the CEO’s in the United States of America had a height of below 5’ 7”! Such statistics sure as anything can take a toll on your confidence! So, Do you go about spending the rest of your life in self-pity and with a severe lack of confidence? Below are average men and women heights by country.  This data are quoted from  Wikipedia.

Men's average heightMen' Average Height


CountryAverage Men HeightAverage Women Height
Argentina1.7348 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)1.6076 m (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in)
Austalia1.792 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)1.676 m (5 ft 6 in)
Brazil1.741 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)1.611 m (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in)
Canada1.751 m (5 ft 9 in)1.623 m (5 ft 4 in)
China1.702 m (5 ft 7 in)1.586 m (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)
France1.770 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)1.646 m (5 ft 5 in)
Greece1.783 m (5 ft 10 in)1.666 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)
India1.677 m (5 ft 6 in)1.519 m (5 ft 0 in)
Italy1.772 m (5 ft 10 in)1.678 m (5 ft 6 in)
Philippines1.650 m (5ft 5 in)1.505 m (4 ft 11 in)
Japan1.707 m (5 ft 7 in)1.580 m (5 ft 2 in)
Mexico1.720 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)1.600 m (5 ft 3 in)
Pakistan1.693 m (5 ft 6 1/2 in)1.590 m (5 ft 2 1/2 in)
Norway1.816 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)1.682 m (5 ft 6 in)
Portugal1.737 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)1.637 m (5 ft 4 1⁄2 in)
Russia1.760 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)1.680 m (5 ft 6 in)
South Africa1.690 m (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in)1.590 m (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)
Spain1.780 m (5 ft 10 in)1.662 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)
US1.763 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)1.622 m (5 ft 4 in)
UK1.776 m (5 ft 10 in)1.637 m (5 ft 4 1⁄2 in)
Uruguay1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Vietnam1.657 m (5 ft 5 in)1.552 m (5 ft 1 in)


Women average heightWomen Average Height


Average height and weight by age for boys and girls

Here is a height and weight chart by age for children, based on the growth charts provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO). Be aware that Height and weight ratio charts are not truly accurate measures and use for reference only.

 Boy Girl
AgeAverage Height (Cm)Average Weight (Kg)Average Height (Cm)Average Weight (Kg)


1 Month54.94.453.84.4
2 Months58.45.656.15.3
3 Months61.56.459.56.0
4 Months647.062.26.6
5 Months66.07.564.37.2
6 Months67.67.965.87.5
7 Months69.18.367.37.9
8 Months70.68.668.88.2
9 Months71.98.970.18.5
10 Months73.
11 Months74.49.472.99.0
1 year75.79.774.29.3
13 Months77.09.975.29.5
14 Months78.
15 Months79.210.377.710.0
16 Months80.310.578.510.2
17 Months81.310.879.810.4
18 Months82.310.980.810.6
20 Months84.111.382.811.1
21 Months85.111.683.611.3
22 Months86.111.784.811.5
23 Months86.911.985.611.7
2 years86.912.585.112.0
3 years95.314.19414.3
4 years102.418.4100.315.4
5 years109.218.4108.017.9
6 years115.620.6115.620.0
7 years121.922.9121.222.5
8 years128.025.6128.325.9
9 years133.428.6133.428.1
10 years138.432.0138.432.0
11 years143.535.6144.037.0
12-13 years149.940.4153.743.1
14-15 years165.153.5158.848.5
16-17 years174.062.6162.654.0
18-20 years176.568.5162.657.2

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