What Height Is Considered Short For A Man?


5’3 or shorter, this is the height that is considered to be short for a man considering all of the averages in the holistic averages of the world. The average height of men in the world is about 171 cm or 5’6 and a half. And for women it is 158 cm or 5′3 for women. So to sum it up if you are a man of height of 5’3 of shorter, you are mostly considered a short male and if you are a female equal to or shorter than 5 feet you are considered short. Another very important thing to remember at this point is that the perception of short and tall can vary quite a bit depending on the geographical location that you are in, as there are some countries that have a short average height, and then there are some where the average height is comparatively taller. And the “5 Feet 3 inches” is a figure considering the world averages of men not a specific geographical region

Fun Fact:

The shortest average height country is the Philippines with an average height of 63.7 inches of 5 feet 3 inches

Height varies quite a bit due to the genetics of different geographical areas. But the average height of men in the world is about 171 cm or 5’6 and a half, though this isn’t an exact figure due to obvious reasons but this does sum up the average height of men around the world to some extent

Tallest Average Height Country

The Netherlands with an average height of 175.62cm (5 feet 7.96 inches) is the country that has the tallest people in the world. The average height of men in this country is nearly 5’10 and the average height of women in this country is over 5’5

Average Height Of Men In The World

171 cm or 5’6 and a half, The average height of men in the world is about 171 cm or 5’6 and a half, though this isn’t an exact figure due to obvious reasons but this does sum up the average height of men around the world to some extent

Average Height Of Women In The World

5 Feet 3 inches, the average height of the women all around the world is 5 feet 3 inches. So keep that in mind whenever you’re thinking of height when it comes to women

What Height Is Considered Short For A Woman?

5 feet and shorter, is the height that is considered shorter when it comes to women. To elaborate, the average height of the women all around the world is 5 feet 3 inches, so keep that in mind whenever you’re thinking of height when it comes to women. Another thing to remember like we said is that the perception of short and tall can vary quite a bit depending on the geographical location that you are in, as there are some countries that have a short average height and then there are some where the average height is comparatively taller

What Height Is Considered Tall For A Man?

6 feet and above, usually men who are 6 feet and above are considered tall. But 6 feet is often considered the borderline area between short and tall. But does this mean that all men under 6 feet are short, obviously not, as there is a good range of height in-between that is completely decent, like 5 ft 5 to 5 ft 11.

What Height Is Conisdered Tall For A Woman?

5 feet 8 and above is the height that is considered tall for women. This means that. Again, this doesn’t mean that the height below that are short as heights between 5ft 3 to 5’8 are also considered decent heights for women.

Average Height According To Country

Country/RegionAverage male heightAverage female height
Albania174.0 cm (5 ft 8 12 in)161.8 cm (5 ft 3 12 in)
ArgentinaN/A159.6 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Argentina174.46 cm (5 ft 8 12 in)161.01 cm (5 ft 3 12 in)
ArmeniaN/A158.1 cm (5 ft 2 in)
Australia175.6 cm (5 ft 9 in)161.8 cm (5 ft 3 12 in)
Austria179 cm (5 ft 10 12 in)166 cm (5 ft 5 12 in)
Azerbaijan171.8 cm (5 ft 7 12 in)165.4 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Bahrain165.1 cm (5 ft 5 in)154.2 cm (5 ft 12 in)
BangladeshN/A150.6 cm (4 ft 11 12 in)
Belgium178.6 cm (5 ft 10 12 in)168.1 cm (5 ft 6 in)
BeninN/A159.3 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
BoliviaN/A151.8 cm (5 ft 0 in)
Bolivia160.0 cm (5 ft 3 in)142.2 cm (4 ft 8 in)
Bosnia and Herzegovina183.9 cm(6 ft 0 in)171.8 cm(5 ft 7 in)
Brazil170.7 cm (5 ft 7 in)158.8 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
Bulgaria175.2 cm (5 ft 9 in)163.2 cm (5 ft 4 12 in)
Burkina FasoN/A161.6 cm (5 ft 3 12 in)
CambodiaN/A152.4 cm (5 ft 0 in)
Cameroon170.6 cm (5 ft 7 in)161.3 cm (5 ft 3 12 in)
Canada175.1 cm (5 ft 9 in)162.3 cm (5 ft 4 in)
Central African RepublicN/A158.9 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
ChadN/A162.6 cm (5 ft 4 in)
Chile169.6 cm (5 ft 7 in)156.1 cm (5 ft 1 12 in)
China169.5 cm (5 ft 6 12 in)158.0 cm (5 ft 2 in)
China – Beijing – Urban175.2 cm (5 ft 9 in)162.6 cm (5 ft 4 in)
Colombia170.6 cm (5 ft 7 in)158.7 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
ColombiaN/A155.0 cm (5 ft 1 in)
ComorosN/A154.8 cm (5 ft 1 in)
Congo, Democratic Republic of theN/A157.7 cm (5 ft 2 in)
The Republic of CongoN/A159.0 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
Croatia180.4 cm (5 ft 11 in)166.49 cm (5 ft 5 12 in)
Cuba – Urban168 cm (5 ft 6 in)156 cm (5 ft 1 12 in)
Czech Republic180.3 cm (5 ft 11 in)167.22 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Denmark180.4 cm (5 ft 11 in)167.2 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Dinaric Alps185.6 cm (6 ft 1 in)171.8 cm (5 ft 7 12 in)
Dominican Republic172.7 cm (5 ft 8 in)159 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
Ecuador167.1 cm (5 ft 6 in)154.2 cm (5 ft 12 in)
El SalvadorN/A160.3 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Egypt170.3 cm (5 ft 7 in)158.9 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
EgyptN/A159.5 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Estonia179.1 cm (5 ft 10 12 in)N/A
EthiopiaN/A157.6 cm (5 ft 2 in)
Finland178.9 cm (5 ft 10 12 in)165.3 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Finland180.7 cm (5 ft 11 in)167.2 cm (5 ft 6 in)
France175.6 cm (5 ft 9 in)162.5 cm (5 ft 4 in)
France174.1 cm (5 ft 8 12 in)161.9 cm (5 ft 3 12 in)
GabonN/A158.4 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
Gambia – Rural168.0 cm (5 ft 6 in)157.8 cm (5 ft 2 in)
Germany175.4 cm (5 ft 9 in)162.8 cm (5 ft 4 in)
Germany178 cm (5 ft 10 in)165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
GhanaN/A159.3 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
Ghana169.5 cm (5 ft 6 12 in)158.5 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
Greece177 cm (5 ft 9 12 in)165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
GuatemalaN/A147.3 cm (4 ft 10 in)
GuineaN/A158.8 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
HaitiN/A158.6 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
HondurasN/A152.0 cm (5 ft 0 in)
Hong Kong171.7 cm (5 ft 7 12 in)158.7 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
Hong Kong173.4 cm (5 ft 8 12 in)160.1 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Hungary176 cm (5 ft 9 12 in)164 cm (5 ft 4 12 in)
Hungary177.3 cm (5 ft 10 in)N/A
Iceland181 cm (5 ft 11 12 in)168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
India174.3 cm (5 ft 8 12 in)158.5 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
India – Rural161.5 cm (5 ft 3 12 in)152.5 cm (5 ft 0 in)
India164.7 cm (5 ft 5 in)152.6 cm (5 ft 0 in)
Indonesia158 cm (5 ft 2 in)147 cm (4 ft 10 in)
Iran170.3 cm (5 ft 7 in)157.2 cm (5 ft 2 in)
Iraq – Baghdad165.4 cm (5 ft 5 in)155.8 cm (5 ft 1 12 in)
Ireland177 cm (5 ft 9 12 in)163 cm (5 ft 4 in)
Ireland179 cm (5 ft 10 12 in)165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Israel177 cm (5 ft 9 12 in)166 cm (5 ft 5 12 in)
Italy176.5 cm (5 ft 9 12 in)162.5 cm (5 ft 4 in)
Italy177.2 cm (5 ft 10 in)167.8 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Ivory Coast170.1 cm (5 ft 7 in)159.1 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
Ivory CoastN/A159.8 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Jamaica171.8 cm (5 ft 7 12 in)160.8 cm (5 ft 3 12 in)
Japan173.3 cm (5 ft 8 in)156.5 cm (5 ft 1 12 in)
Japan172 cm (5 ft 6 12 in)158 cm (5 ft 2 in)
JordanN/A158.2 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
KazakhstanN/A159.8 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Kenya169.6 cm (5 ft 7 in)N/A
Kenya169.6 cm (5 ft 7 in)158.2 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
North Korea165.6 cm (5 ft 5 in)154.9 cm (5 ft 1 in)
South Korea170.7 cm (5 ft 7 in)157.4 cm (5 ft 2 in)
South Korea173.5 cm (5 ft 8 12 in)N/A
South KoreaN/A162.1 cm (5 ft 4 in)
Kosovo – Prishtina179.52 cm (5 ft 10 12 in)165.72 cm (5 ft 5 in)
KyrgyzstanN/A158.0 cm (5 ft 2 in)
LesothoN/A157.6 cm (5 ft 2 in)
LiberiaN/A157.3 cm (5 ft 2 in)
Lithuania – Urban178.4 cm (5 ft 10 in)N/A
Lithuania – Rural176.2 cm (5 ft 9 12 in)N/A
Lithuania181.3 cm (5 ft 11 12 in)167.5 cm (5 ft 6 in)
MadagascarN/A154.3 cm (5 ft 12 in)
Malawi – Urban166 cm (5 ft 5 12 in)155 cm (5 ft 1 in)
Malaysia166.3 cm (5 ft 5 12 in)154.7 cm (5 ft 1 in)
Malaysia168.5 cm (5 ft 6 12 in)158.1 cm (5 ft 2 in)
Malaysia169.1 cm (5 ft 6 12 in)155.4 cm (5 ft 1 in)
Malaysia163.3 cm (5 ft 4 12 in)151.9 cm (5 ft 0 in)
Mali – Southern Mali171.3 cm (5 ft 7 12 in)160.4 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Malta169.9 cm (5 ft 7 in)159.9 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Mexico172 cm (5 ft 7 12 in)159 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
MoldovaN/A161.2 cm (5 ft 3 12 in)
Mongolia168.4 cm (5 ft 6 12 in)157.7 cm (5 ft 2 in)
Montenegro183.4 cm (6 ft 0 in)169.4 cm (5 ft 6 12 in)
MoroccoN/A158.5 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
MozambiqueN/A156 cm (5 ft 1 12 in)
NamibiaN/A160.7 cm (5 ft 3 12 in)
Nepal163.0 cm (5 ft 4 in)150.8 cm (4 ft 11 12 in)
Netherlands180.8 cm (5 ft 11 in)167.5 cm (5 ft 6 in)
New Zealand177 cm (5 ft 9 12 in)164 cm (5 ft 4 12 in)
NicaraguaN/A153.7 cm (5 ft 12 in)
Nigeria163.8 cm (5 ft 4 12 in)157.8 cm (5 ft 2 in)
Nigeria167.2 cm (5 ft 6 in)160.3 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Norway179.7 cm (5 ft 10 12 in)167.1 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Norway179.7 cm (5 ft 10 12 in)167 cm (5 ft 5 12 in)
Peru164 cm (5 ft 4 12 in)151 cm (4 ft 11 12 in)
Philippines163.5 cm (5 ft 4 12 in)151.8 cm (5 ft 0 in)
Poland172.2 cm (5 ft 8 in)159.4 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Poland178.7 cm (5 ft 10 12 in)165.1 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Portugal173.9 cm (5 ft 8 12 in)N/A
Portugal171 cm (5 ft 7 12 in)161 cm (5 ft 3 12 in)
Portugal173.7 cm (5 ft 8 12 in)163.7 cm (5 ft 4 12 in)
Qatar170.8 cm (5 ft 7 in)161.1 cm (5 ft 3 12 in)
RwandaN/A157.7 cm (5 ft 2 in)
Romania172 cm (5 ft 7 12 in)157 cm (5 ft 2 in)
Russia171.1 cm (5 ft 7 12 in)158.2 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
Russia177.2 cm (5 ft 10 in)164.1 cm (5 ft 4 12 in)
SamoaN/A166.6 cm (5 ft 5 12 in)
Saudi Arabia168.9 cm (5 ft 6 12 in)156.3 cm (5 ft 1 12 in)
SenegalN/A163 cm (5 ft 4 in)
Senegal – Urban178.96 cm (5 ft 10 12 in)166.11 cm (5 ft 5 12 in)
Senegal – Rural175.85 cm (5 ft 9 in)163.75 cm (5 ft 4 12 in)
Serbia182.0 cm (5 ft 11 12 in)166.8 cm (5 ft 5 12 in)
Singapore171 cm (5 ft 7 12 in)160 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Slovakia179.4 cm (5 ft 10 12 in)165.6 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Slovenia – Ljubljana180.3 cm (5 ft 11 in)167.4 cm (5 ft 6 in)
South Africa168 cm (5 ft 6 in)159 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
Sri Lanka163.6 cm (5 ft 4 12 in)151.4 cm (4 ft 11 12 in)
Spain173.1 cm (5 ft 8 in)N/A
SpainN/A159.6 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Spain174 cm (5 ft 8 12 in)163 cm (5 ft 4 in)
SwazilandN/A159.1 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
Sweden181.5 cm (5 ft 11 12 in)166.8 cm (5 ft 5 12 in)
Sweden177.9 cm (5 ft 10 in)164.6 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Switzerland178.2 cm (5 ft 10 in)N/A
Switzerland175.4 cm (5 ft 9 in)164 cm (5 ft 4 12 in)
Taiwan171.4 cm (5 ft 7 12 in)159.9 cm (5 ft 3 in)
TanzaniaN/A156.6 cm (5 ft 1 12 in)
Thailand170.3 cm (5 ft 7 in)159 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
TogoN/A159.0 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
Tonga176.1 cm (5 ft 9 12 in)165.3 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Turkey173.6 cm (5 ft 8 12 in)161.9 cm (5 ft 3 12 in)
Turkey – Ankara174.1 cm (5 ft 8 12 in)158.9 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
TurkeyN/A156.4 cm (5 ft 1 12 in)
UgandaN/A159.2 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
United Arab Emirates173.4 cm (5 ft 8 12 in)156.4 cm (5 ft 1 12 in)
United Kingdom – Northern Ireland175.3 cm (5 ft 9 in)161.9 cm (5 ft 3 12 in)
United Kingdom – England177.8 cm (5 ft 10 in)163.3 cm (5 ft 4 12 in)
United Kingdom – Scotland175.0 cm (5 ft 9 in)161.3 cm (5 ft 3 12 in)
United Kingdom – Wales177.0 cm (5 ft 9 12 in)162.0 cm (5 ft 4 in)
United States175.3 cm (5 ft 9 in)161.5 cm (5 ft 3 12 in)
United States – African Americans175.5 cm (5 ft 9 in)162.6 cm (5 ft 4 in)
United States – Hispanic and Latino Americans169.5 cm (5 ft 6 12 in)156.7 cm (5 ft 1 12 in)
United States – Mexican Americans168.8 cm (5 ft 6 12 in)156.1 cm (5 ft 1 12 in)
United States – Asian Americans169.7 cm (5 ft 7 in)156.2 cm (5 ft 1 12 in)
United States – Non-Hispanic whites177.0 cm (5 ft 9 12 in)163.3 cm (5 ft 4 12 in)
Uruguay170 cm (5 ft 7 in)158 cm (5 ft 2 in)
UzbekistanN/A159.9 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Vietnam162.1 cm (5 ft 4 in)152.2 cm (5 ft 0 in)
Vietnam165.7 cm (5 ft 5 in)155.2 cm (5 ft 1 in)
ZambiaN/A158.5 cm (5 ft 2 12 in)
ZimbabweN/A160.3 cm (5 ft 3 in)

Hopefully, this article was helpful in answering some of your height-related questions. Lastly, if you want an answer to whether beards make you look tall or not, we have a great article written on that too, here is a link if you want to give it a look “Do Beards Make You Look Taller?“.

 Healthline also has a great article written on foods that can help you grow taller so do give it a look if you are interested“11 Foods That Make You Taller

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