World Population

Average height for Women

A century ago American women had ranked as the fourth tallest in the world at 159 centimeters (5 feet 3 inches). Now they stand as the 58th tallest in the world with an average of 163.31 centimeters (5 feet 4 inches). South Korean women who were born in 1896 were considered the third shortest nation in the world. They measured 142 cm tall (4 feet 8 inches). The women born in 2000 are now 160.13 centimeters (5 feet and 3 inches) and currently they stand at 163.23 cm average height. That has paralleled the greater rise in economic powers in South Korea and its neighbor China, which also grew in height. Netherlands is the top country with 170.36 cm (5 feet 7.07 inches), followed by Montenegro with 169.96 cm (5 feet 6.91 inches). The Average Heights of Women worldwide is 160.95 cm, with minimum height being 150.91 and the max average height for women is 170.36 cm. Below is the average height by country as below:

RankCountryAverage height
(in cm)
Average Women Height
(Feet - Inches)
Year1985200020192019
1Netherlands168.23169.95170.365 - 7.07
2Montenegro167.43168.22169.965 - 6.91
3Denmark166.94167.44169.475 - 6.72
4Iceland168.12168.72168.915 - 6.50
5Latvia167.69168.21168.815 - 6.46
6Estonia166.32167.54168.665 - 6.40
7Serbia165.93167.01168.295 - 6.25
8Czech Republic166.99167.51167.965 - 6.13
9Lithuania165.63166.80167.635 - 6.00
10American Samoa164.74165.62167.555 - 5.97
11Bosnia and Herzegovina166.63167.07167.475 - 5.93
12Cook Islands163.36164.90167.315 - 5.87
13Slovenia165.42165.69167.205 - 5.83
14Slovakia165.30166.45167.125 - 5.80
15Niue162.82164.72167.035 - 5.76
16Belarus164.54165.88166.935 - 5.72
17Austria165.08166.50166.935 - 5.72
18Dominica162.51164.67166.895 - 5.70
19Croatia166.95166.82166.805 - 5.67
20Sweden165.58166.65166.675 - 5.62
21Ukraine165.18166.12166.625 - 5.60
22French Polynesia163.37164.89166.525 - 5.56
23Finland165.42165.87166.485 - 5.54
24Norway165.89166.61166.455 - 5.53
25Germany165.42166.04166.185 - 5.42
26Bermuda163.70165.00166.115 - 5.40
27Tonga163.36164.93166.085 - 5.39
28Tokelau162.25164.07166.085 - 5.38
29Grenada162.95164.58165.995 - 5.35
30Greece162.03164.94165.815 - 5.28
31Poland163.86164.98165.785 - 5.27
32Antigua and Barbuda162.90164.45165.725 - 5.25
33Barbados162.60164.39165.665 - 5.22
34Andorra163.94165.53165.535 - 5.17
35Saint Lucia162.46164.17165.525 - 5.17
36Saint Vincent and the Grenadines161.76163.66165.305 - 5.08
37Luxembourg164.27164.96165.075 - 4.99
38Romania164.98164.20164.735 - 4.85
39Canada162.97163.63164.735 - 4.85
40Australia163.28164.26164.675 - 4.83
41New Zealand164.45164.60164.665 - 4.83
42Bulgaria163.75163.61164.585 - 4.79
43Russian Federation163.24164.29164.525 - 4.77
44Ireland162.38163.98164.505 - 4.76
45France163.25164.20164.495 - 4.76
46Switzerland163.79164.21164.335 - 4.70
47Jamaica161.21163.03164.325 - 4.69
48Fiji160.39162.24164.285 - 4.68
49United Kingdom162.71163.39163.945 - 4.54
50Senegal162.59163.77163.925 - 4.54
51Samoa160.28162.03163.825 - 4.49
52Lebanon160.47161.60163.675 - 4.44
53Tuvalu158.60160.96163.575 - 4.40
54China157.40158.27163.465 - 4.36
55Bahamas160.11161.91163.465 - 4.35
56Belgium163.73165.36163.405 - 4.33
57Trinidad and Tobago159.58161.86163.385 - 4.32
58United States of America162.95162.88163.315 - 4.30
59Georgia160.73162.30163.245 - 4.27
60South Korea157.14160.13163.235 - 4.26
61Cabo Verde162.15162.37163.105 - 4.21
62Puerto Rico158.62160.97163.065 - 4.20
63Moldova161.14162.34162.965 - 4.16
64Malta162.64163.10162.955 - 4.15
65Turkmenistan159.30160.93162.835 - 4.11
66Saint Kitts and Nevis159.30161.21162.785 - 4.09
67Libya158.40160.97162.565 - 4.00
68Hungary161.94162.03162.555 - 3.99
69Seychelles160.91161.22162.475 - 3.96
70Brazil157.98159.88162.415 - 3.94
71Algeria158.46159.86162.355 - 3.92
72Suriname159.39161.47162.265 - 3.88
73Albania161.59161.45162.235 - 3.87
74Israel161.56161.97162.225 - 3.87
75Chad162.22162.60162.125 - 3.83
76Botswana161.41161.58162.065 - 3.80
77Spain161.55162.88162.035 - 3.79
78Mali161.84161.87161.995 - 3.78
79Italy161.88161.87161.815 - 3.70
80Turkey156.06158.89161.805 - 3.70
81Kazakhstan159.15160.52161.745 - 3.68
82Gambia160.49161.27161.735 - 3.67
83Tunisia158.04159.46161.695 - 3.66
84Uruguay158.97160.28161.565 - 3.61
85Greenland160.07160.96161.405 - 3.54
86Azerbaijan157.48159.53161.375 - 3.53
87Burkina Faso161.57161.60161.335 - 3.51
88Singapore158.35160.25161.305 - 3.51
89Occupied Palestinian Territory157.66159.15161.285 - 3.50
90Portugal159.20160.78161.235 - 3.48
91Argentina158.06159.54161.225 - 3.47
92North Korea157.75159.05161.225 - 3.47
93Dominican Republic156.75159.32161.215 - 3.47
94Iran156.87158.44161.185 - 3.46
95Morocco157.17159.09161.185 - 3.46
96Kiribati156.97158.66161.045 - 3.40
97Egypt157.46158.57160.885 - 3.34
98Macedonia (TFYR)160.53160.00160.885 - 3.34
99Qatar158.56159.28160.725 - 3.27
100Taiwan158.33159.45160.705 - 3.27
101China (Hong Kong SAR)157.37158.47160.625 - 3.24
102Haiti157.71159.34160.575 - 3.22
103Cyprus158.34159.91160.555 - 3.21
104United Arab Emirates158.40159.27160.535 - 3.20
105Vanuatu157.03158.60160.485 - 3.18
106Cameroon160.36160.36160.415 - 3.15
107Sudan160.22160.24160.365 - 3.13
108Costa Rica155.99157.86160.365 - 3.13
109Uzbekistan159.00159.26160.295 - 3.11
110Namibia160.15160.52160.265 - 3.09
111Kyrgyzstan157.49159.11160.205 - 3.07
112Cuba157.63159.09160.135 - 3.05
113Kuwait156.99158.68160.105 - 3.03
114Mauritania159.96160.26160.065 - 3.02
115Gabon158.14159.75160.055 - 3.01
116Venezuela155.91157.96160.045 - 3.01
117Mongolia157.11158.27159.895 - 2.95
118Somalia159.59159.71159.865 - 2.94
119Armenia156.49158.85159.855 - 2.93
120Zimbabwe159.42159.62159.855 - 2.93
121Djibouti159.55159.97159.825 - 2.92
122Niger160.25160.47159.815 - 2.92
123Sao Tome and Principe159.35159.57159.815 - 2.92
124Paraguay156.29157.81159.765 - 2.90
125Micronesia (Federated States of)157.13158.17159.665 - 2.86
126Central African Republic158.88159.85159.655 - 2.85
127Guyana156.88158.24159.575 - 2.82
128Palau156.39157.62159.525 - 2.80
129Jordan157.74158.46159.465 - 2.78
130Kenya159.68159.60159.435 - 2.77
131Chile156.09158.29159.425 - 2.76
132Thailand154.59155.25159.425 - 2.76
133Syrian Arab Republic156.47157.65159.385 - 2.75
134Togo158.35159.15159.135 - 2.65
135Mauritius158.32158.76158.945 - 2.58
136Swaziland158.53159.13158.925 - 2.57
137Ghana158.30158.39158.865 - 2.54
138Saudi Arabia152.59156.03158.845 - 2.53
139Congo158.37158.93158.785 - 2.51
140Guinea158.12159.12158.755 - 2.50
141Iraq157.01157.86158.755 - 2.50
142Guinea Bissau158.31158.40158.725 - 2.49
143Cote d'Ivoire159.25159.25158.655 - 2.46
144South Africa158.38159.20158.585 - 2.43
145Uganda158.28158.25158.535 - 2.41
146Japan157.27158.08158.505 - 2.40
147Oman154.52155.98158.445 - 2.38
148Viet Nam153.03153.13158.435 - 2.37
149Benin158.11158.69158.405 - 2.36
150Bahrain156.30156.83158.295 - 2.32
151Panama154.87156.29158.195 - 2.28
152Nigeria158.34158.14158.145 - 2.26
153Tajikistan156.81157.59158.125 - 2.25
154Belize155.97157.07158.125 - 2.25
155Angola156.82157.45158.105 - 2.24
156Equatorial Guinea157.44157.54158.055 - 2.22
157Colombia154.43156.07157.965 - 2.19
158Mexico153.77155.38157.905 - 2.17
159Nauru155.93156.70157.825 - 2.13
160Eritrea156.30157.04157.585 - 2.04
161Sierra Leone157.43157.37157.345 - 1.94
162Zambia158.01157.76157.325 - 1.94
163Ethiopia156.72156.49157.155 - 1.87
164Malaysia154.85155.06157.065 - 1.84
165Papua New Guinea154.27155.55156.895 - 1.77
166Tanzania156.26156.63156.895 - 1.77
167Solomon Islands154.33155.47156.795 - 1.73
168Lesotho156.93156.96156.725 - 1.70
169Rwanda157.58156.59156.725 - 1.70
170Liberia156.22156.38156.545 - 1.63
171Comoros155.13156.11156.545 - 1.63
172El Salvador152.45153.74156.395 - 1.57
173DR Congo156.36156.50156.305 - 1.54
174Malawi156.08155.86156.145 - 1.47
175Afghanistan154.20155.17156.115 - 1.46
176Sri Lanka152.70153.69155.885 - 1.37
177Nicaragua153.34154.42155.625 - 1.27
178Bolivia151.08153.07155.585 - 1.25
179Mozambique155.01155.33155.425 - 1.19
180Ecuador150.88152.49155.255 - 1.12
181Honduras152.01153.29155.185 - 1.10
182India151.45152.34155.185 - 1.09
183Bhutan152.25153.34155.155 - 1.08
184Burundi155.40155.16155.085 - 1.05
185Brunei Darussalam151.50152.44154.905 - 0.98
186Pakistan154.04154.92154.775 - 0.93
187Marshall Islands151.61152.67154.765 - 0.93
188Yemen152.92153.33154.765 - 0.93
189Cambodia152.72152.65154.755 - 0.93
190Myanmar152.55153.01154.715 - 0.91
191Peru150.72152.42154.395 - 0.78
192Indonesia150.34151.29154.365 - 0.77
193Maldives150.48151.82154.285 - 0.74
194Philippines150.25151.57154.145 - 0.69
195Lao PDR150.69151.07153.105 - 0.28
196Madagascar153.30153.09153.065 - 0.26
197Timor-Leste149.87150.30152.715 - 0.12
198Nepal150.40151.24152.395 - 0.10
199Bangladesh150.00151.18152.384 - 11.99
200Guatemala148.37149.52150.914 - 11.41

United States of America

The average height for women in USA is 163.31 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 4.30 inches, ranks 58th position for the average height worldwide. In 1985 the average height of american women is 162.95 cm and 162.88 cm in 2000.

United Kingdom

The average height for women in UK is 163.94 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 4.54 inches, ranks 49th position for the average height worldwide.

South Korea

The average height for women in South Korea is 163.23 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 4.26 inches, ranks 60th position for the average height worldwide. In 1985 the average height of Korean women is 157.14 cm and, In 2000 it is 160.13 cm.

Germany

The average height for women in Germany is 166.18 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 5.42 inches, ranks 25th position for the average height worldwide. In 1985 the average height of German women is 165.42 cm.

India

The average height for women in India is 155.18 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 1.09 inches, ranks 182nd position for the average height worldwide. India ranks below average height for women compared to other countries worldwide in 2022.

France

The average height for women in France is 164.49 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 4.76 inches, ranks 45th position for the average height worldwide.

South Africa

The average height for women in South Africa is 158.58 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 2.43 inches, ranks 144th position for the average height worldwide.

China

The average height for women in China is 163.46 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 4.36 inches, ranks 54th position for the average height worldwide. In 1985 the average height of Chinese women is 157.40 cm.

Canada

The average height for women in Canada is 164.73 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 4.85 inches, ranks 39th position for the average height worldwide.

Australia

The average height for women in Australia is 164.67 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 4.83 inches, ranks 40th position for the average height worldwide.

New Zealand

The average height for women in New Zealand is 164.66 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 4.83 inches, ranks 41st position for the average height worldwide.

Ireland

The average height for women in Ireland is 164.50 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 4.76 inches, ranks 44th position for the average height worldwide. In 1985 the average height of Irish women is 162.38 cm.

Denmark

The average height for women in Denmark is 169.47 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 6.72 inches, ranks 3 th position for the average height worldwide. In 1985, the average height of danish women is 166.94 cm.

Japan

The average height for women in Japan is 158.50 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 2.40 inches, ranks 146th position for the average height worldwide. In 1985, the average height of Japanese women is 157.27 cm.

Jamaica

The average height for women in Jamaica is 164.32 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 4.69 inches, ranks 47th position for the average height worldwide. In 1985, the average height of Jamaican women is 161.21 cm.

Israel

The average height for women in Israel is 162.22 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 3.87 inches, ranks 74th position for the average height worldwide. In 1985, the average height of Jewish women is 161.56 cm.

Mexico

The average height for women in Mexico is 157.90 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 2.17 inches, ranks 158th position for the average height worldwide. In 1985, the average height of Mexican women is 153.77 cm.

Malaysia

The average height for women in Malaysia is 157.06 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 1.84 inches, ranks 164th position for the average height worldwide. In 1985, the average height of Malaysian women is 154.85 cm.

Norway

The average height for women in Norway is 166.45 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 5.53 inches, ranks 24th position for the average height worldwide. In 1985, the average height of Norweign women is 165.89 cm.

Netherlands

The average height for women in Netherlands is 170.36 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 7.07 inches, ranks 1st position for the average height worldwide. The of Dutch women are taller by average height in the world.

Nigeria

The average height for women in Nigeria is 158.14 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 2.26 inches, ranks 152nd position for the average height worldwide. In 1985, the average height of Nigerian women is 158.34 cm.

Kenya

The average height for women in Kenya is 159.43 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 2.77 inches, ranks 130th position for the average height worldwide. In 1985, the average height of Kenyan women is 159.68 cm.

Poland

The average height for women in Poland is 165.78 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 5.27 inches, ranks 31st position for the average height worldwide.

Philippines

The average height for women in Philippines is 154.14 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 0.69 inches, ranks 194th position for the average height worldwide. In 1985, the average height of Filipino women is 150.25 cm.

Russia

The average height for women in Russia is 164.52 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 4.77 inches, ranks 43rd position for the average height worldwide. In 1985, the average height of Russian women is 163.24 cm.

Singapore

The average height for women in Singapore is 161.30 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 3.51 inches, ranks 88th position for the average height worldwide. In 1985, the average height of Singaporean women is 158.35 cm.

Sweden

The average height for women in Sweden is 166.67 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 5.62 inches, ranks 20th position for the average height worldwide. In 1985, the average height of Swedish women is 165.58 cm.

Vietnam

The average height for women in Vietnam is 158.43 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 2.37 inches, ranks 48th position for the average height worldwide. In 1985, the average height of Vietnamese women is 153.03 cm.

Europe

The average height for women in Europe is 165.31 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 5.08 inches, In 1985, the average height of European women is 164.11 cm.

Africa

The average height for women in Africa is 158.18 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 2.28 inches, In 1985, the average height of African women is 157.09 cm.

Asia

The average height for women in Asia is 154.81 cm in 2022, which is 5 feet 0.95 inches, In 1985, the average height of Asian women is 151.56 cm.

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