When it comes to average height in Europe, it may be better to give some information beforehand in order to clarify the issue. European countries have a rich cultural background thanks to the interaction of many different civilizations, ethnic groups and kingdoms throughout their long and diverse history. Many historical periods, from Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, through the Renaissance era, to the Age of Enlightenment and modern times, have shaped the cultural tapestry of Europe. Of course, while this cultural texture was being shaped, people’s lifestyles, economic situations, nutritional habits and social lives have always changed. When all these changes are evaluated together, they show us why the height in European countries varies from country to country.
Average height is affected by the criteria listed above, especially genetic factors. Therefore, even though they are on the same continent, they have many physical differences due to this diversity in the background. One of these is the average height. So what do we know about the 2023 Average Height in Europe? In the rest of our article, you can find the average heights of men and women by country.
The Average Height in Europe
According to research by the World Health Organization (WHO), the average height for men in Europe is around 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm), and for women, it’s about 5 feet 5.9 inches (167 cm). Compared to the global average height, men in Europe are about 1.5 inches (4 cm) taller, and women in Europe are approximately 1.4 inches (3.5 cm) taller, on average.
In the table below, you can see the average heights of men and women by country in Europe.
|Countries||Average Height for Men||Average Height for Women|
|Austria||178cm / 5ft 10inc||166cm / 5ft 5inc|
|Belgium||179cm / 5ft 10inc||164cm / 5ft 4inc|
|Czechia||181cm / 5ft 11inc||168cm / 5ft 6inc|
|Denmark||182cm / 5ft 11inc||169cm / 5ft 9inc|
|Estonia||183cm / 6ft||168cm / 5ft 6inc|
|Finland||180cm / 5ft 10inc||166cm / 5ft 5inc|
|France||178cm / 5ft 10inc||164cm / 5ft 4inc|
|Georgia||175cm / 5ft 8inc||163cm / 5ft 4inc|
|Germany||180cm / 5ft 10inc||166cm / 5ft 5inc|
|Greece||179cm / 5ft 10inc||165cm / 5ft 5inc|
|Iceland||182cm / 5ft 11inc||168cm / 5ft 6inc|
|Ireland||179cm / 5ft 10inc||164cm / 5ft 4inc|
|Italy||174cm / 5ft 8inc||161cm / 5ft 3inc|
|Luxembourg||178cm / 5ft 10inc||165cm / 5ft 5inc|
|Moldova||177cm / 5ft 9inc||164cm / 5ft 4inc|
|Montenegro||183cm / 6ft||170cm / 5ft 7inc|
|Netherlands||184cm / 6ft||170cm / 5ft 7inc|
|Norway||180cm / 5ft 10inc||166cm / 5ft 5inc|
|Russia||176cm / 5ft 9inc||164cm / 5ft 4inc|
|United Kingdom||178cm / 5ft 10inc||164cm / 5ft 4inc|
The Average Height of Women in Europe
Of course, the average age of European women varies from country to country. The reason for this is genetic factors, as well as economic conditions, health services, social life and nutritional habits mentioned above. However, when we examine the 2023 data in general, it can be said that the average height of women in Europe is around 167cm.
The Average Height of Men in Europe
Just like we mentioned in women’s height averages, the averages of all existing countries in Europe are different from each other. The reason for this is the unique eating habits, socio-economic conditions, health services and cultural factors of each country. When all these factors are evaluated together, they cause various characteristics such as the average height of countries to be shaped. The average height for men in Europe is approximately 180 cm.
How to Grow Taller?
If you are a citizen of one of the countries mentioned above and think that your height is below the average here, you can get information about this subject by reading the rest of our article.
The question “How to grow taller?” is among the most frequently asked questions by many people who are not satisfied with their height. However, at this point, unfortunately, there are too many misconceptions. Increasing height naturally is only possible before puberty because our growth plates are still actively working during this period. However, at the end of adolescence, which is approximately the age range of 18-21, these growth plates close and our natural growth stops completely. In fact, the end of puberty is the period when our final height becomes clear.
The only way to grow taller after puberty is limb lengthening surgery. This surgery, which has a much longer and more difficult recovery process compared to other types of surgery, aims to increase the height of patients. How long you can grow is determined by your doctor after examinations and tests. If you would like to get detailed information about this surgery that we perform with our patients from many different countries of the world, you can take a look at the patient interview video we have shared below or contact our patient representatives directly.