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Average Height of Men and Women Worldwide 2023

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When you think of height, do you ever wonder how you measure up globally? The concept of height comparison is a curious one. Across the continents and cultures, there's an average height that many people wonder. If you are wondering about the average height of men and women in 2023 worldwide and want to examine the data on this subject, you can find the average height by continent from the rest of our article.

The Average Height in America 2023

America, covering North to South, is a blend of various cultures, ethnicities, and ways of life. Health and living standards in this vast stretch differ, influencing things like height. Average heights in America vary widely due to its diverse population. Recent figures point out the average male height as 175 cm (5 feet 8.8 inches) and the female average as 161 cm (5 feet 3.3 inches). The US notably has a higher average BMI. 

What is the Average Height in North America 2023?

What is the Average Height in North America 2023?

Average height distribution by gender in North America:

Countries Average Height of Men Average Height of Women
Canada 179cm / 5ft 10.4inc 165cm / 5ft 5in
United States 178cm / 5ft 10inc 163cm / 5ft 4.1inc
Mexico 170cm / 5ft 6.9inc 158cm / 5ft 2.2inc
Hawaii 175cm / 5ft 8.8 163cm / 5ft 4.1inc

What is the Average Height in Latin America 2023?

What is the Average Height in Latin America 2023?

In Latin America, the average height also varies by country:

Countries Average Height of Men Average Height of Women
Colombia 172cm / 5ft 7.7inc 158cm / 5ft 2.2inc
Brazil 176cm / 5ft 9.2inc 162cm / 5ft 3.7inc
Guatemala  164cm / 5ft 4.5inc 151cm / 4ft 11.4inc
Peru 167cm / 5ft 5.7inc 154cm / 5ft 0.6inc
Ecuador 167cm / 5ft 5.7inc 155cm / 5ft 1inc

What is the Average Height in Central America and the Caribbean 2023?

What is the Average Height in Central America and the Caribbean 2023?

The average height varies widely in Central America and the Caribbean. Here are some examples:

Countries Average Height of Men Average Height of Women
Panama 170cm / 5ft 7inc 158cm / 5ft 2.2inc
Costa Rica 174cm / 5ft 8.5inc 160cm / 5ft 3inc
Nicaragua 170cm / 5ft 7inc 156cm / 5ft 1.4inc
Honduras 170cm / 5ft 7inc 155cm / 5ft 1.5inc
El Salvador 171cm / 5ft 7inc 156cm / 5ft 1.4inc
Belize 171cm / 5ft 7inc 158cm / 5ft 1.4inc
Bahamas 174cm / 5ft 8inc 163cm / 5ft 4.1inc
Cuba 174cm /5ft 8inc 160cm / 5ft 2.9inc
Dominica 180cm / 5ft 10inc 167cm / 5ft 5.7inc

What is The Average Height in Europe 2023? 

The Average Height in Europe 2023 

Europe, with its rich culture and diverse landscapes, has a population that varies in many ways, including height. While getting an exact average height for the entire continent is tricky, studies show clear patterns. Europe stands out for having the tallest average height among all continents. Current data indicates the average male height in Europe is 180 cm (5 feet 10 inches) and the female average is 167 cm (5 feet 5.7 inches).

Countries Average Height of Men Average Height of Women
Portugal 174cm / 5ft 8.5inc 161cm / 5ft 3.3inc
Malta  174cm / 5ft 8.5inc 163cm / 5ft 4.1inc
England 178cm / 5ft 10inc 164cm / 5ft 4.5inc
Netherlands 184cm / 6ft 170cm / 5ft 6.9inc
Montenegro 183cm / 6ft                    170cm / 5ft 6.9inc
Bosnia and Herzegovina      183cm / 6ft                    170cm / 5ft 6.9inc
Denmark 182cm /6ft 169cm / 5ft 6.5inc
The Czech Republic 181cm / 5ft 10inc 168cm / 5ft 6.5inc
Serbia 181cm / 5ft 10inc 168cm / 5ft 6.5inc
Lithuania 181cm / 5ft 10inc 167cm / 5ft 6.5inc
Slovenia 181cm / 5ft 10inc 167cm / 5ft 6.5inc
Croatia 181cm / 5ft 10inc 167cm / 5ft 6.5inc
Germany 180cm / 6ft 166cm / 5ft 6.5inc

What is The Average Height in Asia 2023?

The Average Height in Asia 2023

Asia, Asia, the world's largest and most populated continent, boasts a mix of unique cultures, histories, and landscapes. From major cities like Tokyo and Shanghai to iconic landmarks like Angkor Wat and the Himalayas, Asia seamlessly merges ancient traditions with modern growth. This mix of tradition, geography, and development gives Asia its unique character. In terms of height, Asia typically has the shortest average height compared to other continents, with men averaging 167.5 cm (5 feet 5.9 inches) and women at 156 cm (5 feet 1.4 inches).

Countries Average Height of Men Average Height of Women
Japan 172cm / 5ft 7inc 158cm / 5ft 2inc
China 176cm / 5ft 9.2inc 163cm / 5ft 4.1inc
East Timor 160cm / 5ft 2.9inc 153cm / 5ft
Solomon Islands 163cm / 5ft 5inc 157cm / 5ft 1inc
Papua New Guinea 163cm / 5ft 5inc 157cm / 5ft 1inc
Laos                                163cm / 5ft 4inc 153cm / 5ft 1inc
Yemen 164cm / 5ft 4inc 155cm / 5ft 1inc
Nepal 164cm / 5ft 4inc 152cm / 5ft
Philippines 165cm / 5ft 4inc 154cm / 5ft
Marshall Islands 165cm / 5ft 4inc 155cm / 5ft
South Korea 175cm / 5ft 8.8inc 161cm / 5ft 3.3inc
Vietnam 169cm / 5ft 6.5inc 158cm / 5ft 2.2inc
Malaysia 169cm / 5ft 6.5inc 157cm / 5ft 2.2inc

What is The Average Height in Africa 2023?

The Average Height in Africa 2023

Africa is a vast and diverse continent, often called the birthplace of humanity. This diversity extends to the heights of its people. From the northern coasts to the southern tips, and from east to west, factors like ethnicity, culture, diet, and genetics contribute to different average heights. Africa's range in height is a reflection of its deep genetic roots and varied environments, making it a rich area for cultural and scientific studies.

Countries Average Height of Men Average Height of Women
Nigeria 172cm / 5ft 7.7inc 158cm / 5ft 2.2inc
Kenya 171cm / 5ft 7.3inc 159cm / 5ft 2.5inc
Egypt 175cm / 5ft 8.8inc 161cm / 5ft 3.3inc
Algeria 175cm / 5ft 8.8inc 162cm / 5ft 3.3inc
Burundi 167cm / 5ft 7.4inc 155cm / 5ft 1inc
Congo 169cm / 5ft 6.5inc 156cm / 5ft 1inc
Ethiopia 169cm / 5ft 6.5inc 157cm / 5ft 1.8inc
Morocco 176cm / 5ft 9.2inc 161cm / 5ft 3.3inc

If you want to look at the average height of the continents at the same time, you can see the height comparison of all continents in our table below.

Continent

Average Height for Women (cm)

Average Height for Women (feet)

Average Height for Men (cm)

Average Height for Men (feet)

Africa 162 5'3,7" 172 5'7,7"
Asia 156  5'1,5" 167.5  5'9,4"
Europe 167 5'9" 180 5'11"
North America 161 5'3,3" 175 5'8,8"
South America 158 5'2.2" 171 5'7.3"
Australia and Oceania 163 5'4" 178 5'10"

Who Are We?

Wanna Be Taller is the first, the best and the most experienced limb lengthening surgery company in Turkey. We have patients coming all around the World, therefore, we spesifically wrote this article to guide all our patient candidates for them to see on what scale they stand based on the average height of their own country or continent. 

The only way to permanently increase height after puberty is limb lengthening surgery. If you want to get information about lengthening surgery, you can learn what you are wondering about the process by following the interviews of our patients or the informative videos of our patient representatives on our Youtube page.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the average height of a man?                       
    The average height of a man varies depending on factors such as geographic location, ethnicity, and age. Average male height worldwide, on the other hand, is approximately 5 feet 7 inches (170 centimeters).                  
     
  2. What is the average height of a woman?                       
    The average height of a woman can differ based on factors like geographic location, ethnicity, and age. Globally, the average height for adult females is approximately 5 feet 4 inches (162 centimeters).                  
     
  3. What is the average height for a man in America?                           
    The average height for adult males in America is approximately 5 feet 9 inches (175 centimeters). However, it's important to note that this figure may vary slightly depending on the specific study or data source. Height can be influenced by factors such as genetic background, nutrition, and overall health. While the average height provides a general indication, individual heights can still vary significantly within the population.                 
     
  4. What is the average height for a 11 year old?                     
    The average height for an 11-year-old child can vary depending on several factors, including gender and ethnicity. On average, girls tend to be around 4 feet 11 inches (150 centimeters) tall, while boys are typically slightly taller at around 4 feet 11.5 inches (151 centimeters).                  
     
  5. What is the average height for a 13 year old?                          
    The average height for a 13-year-old can vary depending on various factors, including gender and ethnicity. On average, girls tend to be around 5 feet 1 inch (155 centimeters) tall, while boys are typically slightly taller at around 5 feet 3 inches (160 centimeters).                  
     
  6. How tall is the average man in the world?                  
    The average height of men on a global scale is approximately 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm), while the average height of women in 2023 is 5 feet 4 inches (162 cm), according to the latest data.

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