This Is the Age You’ll Get Married Based on Where You Live

The U.S.'s average marrying age for women is 26.9 and for men it's 29.8.

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Priceonomics, used with permission.

Though marriage ages have been steadily skewing later over time, where you live is still a significant indicator in how old you’ll be when you tie the knot. The folks at Priceonomics have designed a handy map, using data pulled from the U.N., that shows the average age at which people get married in countries all over the world.


United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2013). World Marriage Data 2012 (POP/DB/Marr/Rev2012).

After analyzing the data, Priceonomics came up with a few key takeaways:

  • The average age for marriage across the globe has steadily risen since the 1970s, from 21.8 to 24.7 years.
  • A country’s income has a dramatic impact on the average marriage age. According to Priceonomics, “Nordic countries and Western Europe rank among the highest for mean age at marriage at above 30 years. Afghanistan has one of the lowest at 20.2 years.”
  • Men get married much later than women across the globe.
  • According to the UN’s data, the U.S.’s average marrying age for women is 26.9 and for men it’s 29.8.

You can see the entire map here.