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Average Weight

This resource aims to provide accurate information regarding average weight by country, average female weight, average male weight as well as average weight charts for specific heights. As is a well known fact, weight varies quite dramatically world-wide, effected by diet, lifestyle choice, as well as hormones that have become part of food processing.

Average MaleAverage Male Weight


Average Weight by Country Average Male Weight by Country

The average weight for a full-grown male ranges drastically from country to country. Averaging these numbers, we achieve an overall average human weight of around 175-177 lbs worldwide. Average weight by country is illustrated in the following table.

Country Average Male Weight
United States 191 lbs (87 kg)
Germany 182 lbs (82.4 kg)
Finland 181 lbs (82.1 kg)
Canada 177 lbs (80.3 kg)
United Kingdom 176 lbs (79.8 kg)
Chile 166 lbs (75.3 kg)
Brazil 160 lbs (72.7 kg)

Average Weight by Height Average Male Weight by Height

Average height is a variable that changes not only geographically, but also by the height of the individual. The following height and weight chart gives key information on average male weight by height. For average male height information, please click here.

Height Weight Range (lbs)
5'3" 127 - 151
5'8" 137 - 171
6'3" 157 - 202

Average FemaleAverage Female Weight



Average Weight by Country Average Weight by Country

The average weight for a full-grown female also ranges drastically from country to country. Averaging these numbers, we achieve an overall average human weight of around 145-150 lbs worldwide. Average weight by country is illustrated in the following table.


Country Average Female Weight
United States 164 lbs (74.4 kg)
Germany 149 lbs (67.5 kg)
Brazil 138 lbs (62.5 kg)




Average Weight by Country Obesity by Country

The United States has the highest obesity by country rate in the world at roughly 30%? They are closely followed by Mexico and then the United Kingdom with obesity by country rates of roughly 24% and 23% respectively. Conversely, Japan and South Korea have among the lowest rates at roughly 3% obesity.


Average Weight by Height Average Female Weight by Height

Height also plays a key role in determining the average weight range for women as well. For average female height information, please click here.
The following height and weight chart illustrates these details.

Height Weight Range (lbs)
4'11" 110 - 122
5'3" 119 - 135
5'7" 133 - 146
5'11" 147 - 161

Useful Resources

BMI Calculator

If you're curious about the average human weight, perhaps you'd also be interested in our BMI Calculator. This calculator gives you an indication of where your weight is with respect to your height.