Average Human Height Around the World

Becca Swanson, Pygmy people, Kerri Walsh Jennings, and Big Show height comparison
Becca Swanson (5'10"), Pygmy people (4'5" to 4'10" here), Kerri Walsh Jennings (6'2"), and Big Show (7" in his prime)

Work in progress -- sorry.

There is a great variation in average human height around the different parts of the world. In some parts like in Congo, the tallest Pygmy men are no taller than five feet one inch, while in the same continent - in South Sudan, the Dinka males are nearly six feet tall on average. Here is a more detailed chart of average human height around the world.

The data has been collected more or less from Wikipedia and some other sources. A slight discrepancy from real life could be expected.

Country Male Female
Indonesia 5'4" 4'11"
India 5'5½" 5'½"
Mexico 5'6½" 5'1½"
China 5'6½" 5'1½"
Japan 5'7½" 5'2½"
Brazil 5'8" 5'3"
Russia 5'9" 5'3¾"
France 5'9" 5'3¾"
United States 5'9¼" 5'4"
United Kingdom 5'9½" 5'4¼"
Canada 5'10" 5'4½"
Australia 5'10" 5'4½"
Germany 5'10½" 5'5"
Netherlands 5'11½" 5'6"
Dinka people of South Sudan 6" 5'7"