Centimeters (cm) to Feet (ft) Converter

This length unit converter dynamically calculates a value you enter in centimeters (cm) and converts it to feet (ft), and also to feet & inches (ft & in).

How many centimeters (cm) are in 1 foot (ft)? What is the formula for how to convert centimeters to feet (cm to ft)?

1 centimeter (cm) = 0.032808398950131 foot (ft)
So we can say that there are 0.032808398950131 feet in 1 centimeter.
This means that the multiplication conversion factor to convert a quantity expressed in a centimeter unit of measurement to an equivalent quantity expressed in a foot unit of measurement is 0.032808398950131.

Inversely (or reciprocally),

1 foot (ft) = 30.48 centimeters (cm)
So we can say that there are 30.48 centimeters in 1 foot.
This means that the division conversion factor to convert a quantity expressed in a centimeter unit of measurement to an equivalent quantity expressed in a foot unit of measurement is 30.48.

Knowing this inverse mathematical relationship between the two conversion factors and their reciprocal operations, we can derive two formulas to calculate and convert a quantity of length expressed in centimeters to an equivalent quantity of length expressed in feet (cm to ft). Both formulas will yield the same result. The formulas are:

ft = cm ร— 0.032808398950131 ย  ย โ†’ This is the formula based on the multiplication conversion factor.

and

ft = cm รท 30.48 ย  ย โ†’ This is the formula based on the division conversion factor.

For example, if you have a length of 180 centimeters that you want to convert to feet, you would use either of the two formulas as follows:

ft = 180 cm ร— 0.032808398950131 = 5.905511811023 ft
ft = 180 cm รท 30.48 = 5.905511811023 ft

So, the result is the same using either formula, which is 5.905511811023 feet, or 5.9 feet when rounded off.

What is the formula for how to convert centimeters to feet & inches (cm to ft & in)?

Here are the formulas and steps to convert a certain length expressed in centimeters, such as personโ€™s height, to feet & inches. As an example, letโ€™s use the height of former NBA player Michael Jordan who is reported to be 198 centimeters tall, and convert it to feet & inches:

  1. Convert centimeters to feet: divide the number of centimeters by 30.48 (since 1 foot = 30.48 cm).
198 centimeters / 30.48 = 6.49606299212598 feet
  1. Take the number to the left of the decimal point in step 1 above, as the number of whole feet.
6 feet
  1. Take the number to the right of the decimal point in step 1 above, and convert it to inches: To do this, multiply it by 12 (since 1 foot = 12 inches).
.49606299212598 feet ร— 12 = 5.9527559055117600 inches
  1. Round off the result in step 3 to get the number of inches as a whole number.
5.9527559055117600 inches is rounded off to 6 inches
  1. Combine the number of whole feet (in step 2) and inches (in step 4) to get Michael Jordanโ€™s height in feet & inches.
6 feet & 6 inches

Centimeters to feet (cm to ft) conversion chart

To save you time and effort spent on having to perform manual calculations or look up conversion formulas every time a conversion from centimeters to feet, or centimeters to the mixed format of feet & inches, are needed, here is a centimeters-to-feet conversion chart for your quick and easy reference. This conversion chart (or conversion table) shows common measurement values of length in centimeters and their equivalent measurement values in feet and in feet & inches. These equivalent measurement values may be rounded off to 1 or 2 decimal places when it is mathematically expedient for everyday applications.

centimeters (cm)feet (ft)feet & inches (ft & in)
1 cm0.03 ft0 ft & 0.4 in
2 cm0.07 ft0 ft & 0.8 in
3 cm0.1 ft0 ft & 1.2 in
4 cm0.13 ft0 ft & 1.6 in
5 cm0.16 ft0 ft & 2 in
6 cm0.2 ft0 ft & 2.4 in
7 cm0.23 ft0 ft & 2.8 in
8 cm0.26 ft0 ft & 3.1 in
9 cm0.3 ft0 ft & 3.5 in
10 cm0.33 ft0 ft & 3.9 in
11 cm0.36 ft0 ft & 4.3 in
12 cm0.39 ft0 ft & 4.7 in
13 cm0.43 ft0 ft & 5.1 in
14 cm0.46 ft0 ft & 5.5 in
15 cm0.49 ft0 ft & 5.9 in
16 cm0.52 ft0 ft & 6.3 in
17 cm0.56 ft0 ft & 6.7 in
18 cm0.59 ft0 ft & 7.1 in
19 cm0.62 ft0 ft & 7.5 in
20 cm0.66 ft0 ft & 7.9 in
21 cm0.69 ft0 ft & 8.3 in
22 cm0.72 ft0 ft & 8.7 in
23 cm0.75 ft0 ft & 9.1 in
24 cm0.79 ft0 ft & 9.4 in
25 cm0.82 ft0 ft & 9.8 in
26 cm0.85 ft0 ft & 10.2 in
27 cm0.89 ft0 ft & 10.6 in
28 cm0.92 ft0 ft & 11 in
29 cm0.95 ft0 ft & 11.4 in
30 cm0.98 ft0 ft & 11.8 in
31 cm1.02 ft1 ft & 0.2 in
32 cm1.05 ft1 ft & 0.6 in
33 cm1.08 ft1 ft & 1 in
34 cm1.12 ft1 ft & 1.4 in
35 cm1.15 ft1 ft & 1.8 in
36 cm1.18 ft1 ft & 2.2 in
37 cm1.21 ft1 ft & 2.6 in
38 cm1.25 ft1 ft & 3 in
39 cm1.28 ft1 ft & 3.4 in
40 cm1.31 ft1 ft & 3.7 in
41 cm1.35 ft1 ft & 4.1 in
42 cm1.38 ft1 ft & 4.5 in
43 cm1.41 ft1 ft & 4.9 in
44 cm1.44 ft1 ft & 5.3 in
45 cm1.48 ft1 ft & 5.7 in
46 cm1.51 ft1 ft & 6.1 in
47 cm1.54 ft1 ft & 6.5 in
48 cm1.57 ft1 ft & 6.9 in
49 cm1.61 ft1 ft & 7.3 in
50 cm1.64 ft1 ft & 7.7 in
51 cm1.67 ft1 ft & 8.1 in
52 cm1.71 ft1 ft & 8.5 in
53 cm1.74 ft1 ft & 8.9 in
54 cm1.77 ft1 ft & 9.3 in
55 cm1.8 ft1 ft & 9.7 in
56 cm1.84 ft1 ft & 10 in
57 cm1.87 ft1 ft & 10.4 in
58 cm1.9 ft1 ft & 10.8 in
59 cm1.94 ft1 ft & 11.2 in
60 cm1.97 ft1 ft & 11.6 in
61 cm2 ft2 ft & 0 in
62 cm2.03 ft2 ft & 0.4 in
63 cm2.07 ft2 ft & 0.8 in
64 cm2.1 ft2 ft & 1.2 in
65 cm2.13 ft2 ft & 1.6 in
66 cm2.17 ft2 ft & 2 in
67 cm2.2 ft2 ft & 2.4 in
68 cm2.23 ft2 ft & 2.8 in
69 cm2.26 ft2 ft & 3.2 in
70 cm2.3 ft2 ft & 3.6 in
71 cm2.33 ft2 ft & 4 in
72 cm2.36 ft2 ft & 4.3 in
73 cm2.4 ft2 ft & 4.7 in
74 cm2.43 ft2 ft & 5.1 in
75 cm2.46 ft2 ft & 5.5 in
76 cm2.49 ft2 ft & 5.9 in
77 cm2.53 ft2 ft & 6.3 in
78 cm2.56 ft2 ft & 6.7 in
79 cm2.59 ft2 ft & 7.1 in
80 cm2.62 ft2 ft & 7.5 in
81 cm2.66 ft2 ft & 7.9 in
82 cm2.69 ft2 ft & 8.3 in
83 cm2.72 ft2 ft & 8.7 in
84 cm2.76 ft2 ft & 9.1 in
85 cm2.79 ft2 ft & 9.5 in
86 cm2.82 ft2 ft & 9.9 in
87 cm2.85 ft2 ft & 10.3 in
88 cm2.89 ft2 ft & 10.6 in
89 cm2.92 ft2 ft & 11 in
90 cm2.95 ft2 ft & 11.4 in
91 cm2.99 ft2 ft & 11.8 in
92 cm3.02 ft3 ft & 0.2 in
93 cm3.05 ft3 ft & 0.6 in
94 cm3.08 ft3 ft & 1 in
95 cm3.12 ft3 ft & 1.4 in
96 cm3.15 ft3 ft & 1.8 in
97 cm3.18 ft3 ft & 2.2 in
98 cm3.22 ft3 ft & 2.6 in
99 cm3.25 ft3 ft & 3 in
100 cm3.28 ft3 ft & 3.4 in
centimeters (cm)feet (ft)feet & inches (ft & in)
101 cm3.31 ft3 ft & 3.8 in
102 cm3.35 ft3 ft & 4.2 in
103 cm3.38 ft3 ft & 4.6 in
104 cm3.41 ft3 ft & 4.9 in
105 cm3.44 ft3 ft & 5.3 in
106 cm3.48 ft3 ft & 5.7 in
107 cm3.51 ft3 ft & 6.1 in
108 cm3.54 ft3 ft & 6.5 in
109 cm3.58 ft3 ft & 6.9 in
110 cm3.61 ft3 ft & 7.3 in
111 cm3.64 ft3 ft & 7.7 in
112 cm3.67 ft3 ft & 8.1 in
113 cm3.71 ft3 ft & 8.5 in
114 cm3.74 ft3 ft & 8.9 in
115 cm3.77 ft3 ft & 9.3 in
116 cm3.81 ft3 ft & 9.7 in
117 cm3.84 ft3 ft & 10.1 in
118 cm3.87 ft3 ft & 10.5 in
119 cm3.9 ft3 ft & 10.9 in
120 cm3.94 ft3 ft & 11.2 in
121 cm3.97 ft3 ft & 11.6 in
122 cm4 ft4 ft & 0 in
123 cm4.04 ft4 ft & 0.4 in
124 cm4.07 ft4 ft & 0.8 in
125 cm4.1 ft4 ft & 1.2 in
126 cm4.13 ft4 ft & 1.6 in
127 cm4.17 ft4 ft & 2 in
128 cm4.2 ft4 ft & 2.4 in
129 cm4.23 ft4 ft & 2.8 in
130 cm4.27 ft4 ft & 3.2 in
131 cm4.3 ft4 ft & 3.6 in
132 cm4.33 ft4 ft & 4 in
133 cm4.36 ft4 ft & 4.4 in
134 cm4.4 ft4 ft & 4.8 in
135 cm4.43 ft4 ft & 5.1 in
136 cm4.46 ft4 ft & 5.5 in
137 cm4.49 ft4 ft & 5.9 in
138 cm4.53 ft4 ft & 6.3 in
139 cm4.56 ft4 ft & 6.7 in
140 cm4.59 ft4 ft & 7.1 in
141 cm4.63 ft4 ft & 7.5 in
142 cm4.66 ft4 ft & 7.9 in
143 cm4.69 ft4 ft & 8.3 in
144 cm4.72 ft4 ft & 8.7 in
145 cm4.76 ft4 ft & 9.1 in
146 cm4.79 ft4 ft & 9.5 in
147 cm4.82 ft4 ft & 9.9 in
148 cm4.86 ft4 ft & 10.3 in
149 cm4.89 ft4 ft & 10.7 in
150 cm4.92 ft4 ft & 11.1 in
151 cm4.95 ft4 ft & 11.4 in
152 cm4.99 ft4 ft & 11.8 in
153 cm5.02 ft5 ft & 0.2 in
154 cm5.05 ft5 ft & 0.6 in
155 cm5.09 ft5 ft & 1 in
156 cm5.12 ft5 ft & 1.4 in
157 cm5.15 ft5 ft & 1.8 in
158 cm5.18 ft5 ft & 2.2 in
159 cm5.22 ft5 ft & 2.6 in
160 cm5.25 ft5 ft & 3 in
161 cm5.28 ft5 ft & 3.4 in
162 cm5.31 ft5 ft & 3.8 in
163 cm5.35 ft5 ft & 4.2 in
164 cm5.38 ft5 ft & 4.6 in
165 cm5.41 ft5 ft & 5 in
166 cm5.45 ft5 ft & 5.4 in
167 cm5.48 ft5 ft & 5.7 in
168 cm5.51 ft5 ft & 6.1 in
169 cm5.54 ft5 ft & 6.5 in
170 cm5.58 ft5 ft & 6.9 in
171 cm5.61 ft5 ft & 7.3 in
172 cm5.64 ft5 ft & 7.7 in
173 cm5.68 ft5 ft & 8.1 in
174 cm5.71 ft5 ft & 8.5 in
175 cm5.74 ft5 ft & 8.9 in
176 cm5.77 ft5 ft & 9.3 in
177 cm5.81 ft5 ft & 9.7 in
178 cm5.84 ft5 ft & 10.1 in
179 cm5.87 ft5 ft & 10.5 in
180 cm5.91 ft5 ft & 10.9 in
181 cm5.94 ft5 ft & 11.3 in
182 cm5.97 ft5 ft & 11.7 in
183 cm6 ft6 ft & 0 in
184 cm6.04 ft6 ft & 0.4 in
185 cm6.07 ft6 ft & 0.8 in
186 cm6.1 ft6 ft & 1.2 in
187 cm6.14 ft6 ft & 1.6 in
188 cm6.17 ft6 ft & 2 in
189 cm6.2 ft6 ft & 2.4 in
190 cm6.23 ft6 ft & 2.8 in
191 cm6.27 ft6 ft & 3.2 in
192 cm6.3 ft6 ft & 3.6 in
193 cm6.33 ft6 ft & 4 in
194 cm6.36 ft6 ft & 4.4 in
195 cm6.4 ft6 ft & 4.8 in
196 cm6.43 ft6 ft & 5.2 in
197 cm6.46 ft6 ft & 5.6 in
198 cm6.5 ft6 ft & 6 in
199 cm6.53 ft6 ft & 6.3 in
200 cm6.56 ft6 ft & 6.7 in

Conversion of 1 centimeter (cm) to other units of length

Here is a reference list providing a conversion of 1 centimeter (cm) to its equivalent values in various units of length, both metric and imperial:

  • 1 centimeter (cm) = 10,000,000 nanometers (nm)
  • 1 centimeter (cm) = 10,000 micrometers (ยตm)
  • 1 centimeter (cm) = 10 millimeters (mm)
  • 1 centimeter (cm) = 0.1 decimeter (dm)
  • 1 centimeter (cm) = 0.01 meter (m)
  • 1 centimeter (cm) = 0.00001 kilometer (km)
  • 1 centimeter (cm) = 0.39370078740157 inch (in)
  • 1 centimeter (cm) = 0.032808398950131 foot (ft)
  • 1 centimeter (cm) = 0.010936132983377 yard (yd)
  • 1 centimeter (cm) = 0.0000062137119223733 mile (mi)
  • 1 centimeter (cm) = 0.0000053995680345572 nautical mile (nmi)

What is a centimeter (cm)?

Definition of centimeter: A centimeter is a unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), commonly known as the metric system. It is equal to one hundredth of a meter (10^-2 m). It is often used for everyday measurements involving shorter distances than meters, such as human height.

The abbreviation for centimeter is cm. The single Unicode character ใŽ (U+339D) represents the 2-character Latin abbreviation for centimeter. The Windows Alt code for this character ใŽ is Alt + 13213.

What is a foot (ft)?

Definition of foot: A foot is an imperial and US customary unit of length equivalent to 12 inches or 0.3048 meters. It is commonly used in the United States and the United Kingdom for measuring height, furniture dimensions and some sports distances.

The abbreviation for foot is ft.

The informal symbol for foot is represented by a single prime (โ€ฒ) or single quote (โ€˜). For example, 6 feet can be written as 6โ€ฒ.