Feet (ft) to Centimeters (cm) Converter

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

How many feet (ft) are in 1 centimeter (cm)?

There are approximately 0.0328084 feet (ft) in 1 centimeter (cm). This means 1 centimeter is approximately equal to 0.0328084 feet. Conversely, there are 30.48 centimeters in 1 foot. This means that 1 foot is equal to 30.48 centimeters.

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

To convert feet (ft) to centimeters (cm), you can use the following formula:

centimeters (cm) = feet (ft) × 30.48

For example, if you have a length of 5 feet and you want to convert it to centimeters, you would use the formula as follows:

centimeters (cm) = 5 feet (ft) × 30.48

So, 5 feet are equal to 152.4 centimeters.

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

Here are the formulas and steps to convert a certain length expressed in feet & inches, such as a person’s height, to centimeters. As an example, let’s use the height of NBA player Victor Wembanyama who is reported to be 7 feet & 4 inches tall, and convert it to centimeters:

  1. Convert feet to centimeters: Multiply the number of feet by 30.48 (since 1 foot = 30.48 cm).
7 feet × 30.48 = 213.36 centimeters
  1. Convert inches to centimeters: Multiply the number of inches by 2.54 (since 1 inch = 2.54 cm).
4 inches × 2.54 = 10.16 centimeters
  1. Combine the results: Add the results from steps 1 and 2 to get the total height in centimeters.
213.36 centimeters + 10.16 centimeters = 223.52 centimeters

So, Victor Wembanyama’s reported height of 7 feet & 4 inches is equal to 223.52 centimeters.

Feet (ft) to centimeters (cm) conversion charts

Here are conversion charts that show common values of feet and their equivalent measurements in centimeters, and also feet & inches and their equivalent measurements in centimeters.

FeetCentimeters
1 in30.48 cm
2 ft60.96 cm
3 ft91.44 cm
4 ft121.92 cm
5 ft152.40 cm
6 ft182.88 cm
7 ft213.36 cm
8 ft243.84 cm
9 ft274.32 cm
10 ft304.80 cm
20 ft609.60 cm
30 ft914.40 cm
40 ft1219.20 cm
50 ft1524 cm
60 ft1828.80 cm
70 ft2133.60 cm
80 ft2438.40 cm
90 ft2743.20 cm
100 ft3048 cm
Feet & InchesCentimeters
3 ft 6 in106.68 cm
3 ft 7 in109.22 cm
3 ft 8 in111.76 cm
3 ft 9 in114.30 cm
3 ft 10 in116.84 cm
3 ft 11 in119.38 cm
4 ft121.92 cm
4 ft 1 in124.46 cm
4 ft 2 in127 cm
4 ft 3 in129.54 cm
4 ft 4 in132.08 cm
4 ft 5 in134.62 cm
4 ft 6 in137.16 cm
4 ft 7 in139.70 cm
4 ft 8 in142.24 cm
4 ft 9 in144.78 cm
4 ft 10 in147.32 cm
4 ft 11 in149.86 cm
5 ft152.40 cm
5 ft 1 in154.94 cm
5 ft 2 in157.48 cm
5 ft 3 in160.02 cm
5 ft 4 in162.56 cm
5 ft 5 in165.10 cm
5 ft 6 in167.64 cm
5 ft 7 in170.18 cm
5 ft 8 in172.72 cm
5 ft 9 in175.26 cm
5 ft 10 in177.8 cm
5 ft 11 in180.34 cm
6 ft182.88 cm
6 ft 1 in185.42 cm
6 ft 2 in187.96 cm
6 ft 3 in190.50 cm
6 ft 4 in193.04 cm
6 ft 5 in195.58 cm
6 ft 6 in198.12 cm
6 ft 7 in200.66 cm
6 ft 8 in203.20 cm
6 ft 9 in205.74 cm
6 ft 10 in208.28 cm
6 ft 11 in210.82 cm
7 ft213.36 cm

These charts can be a helpful reference when you need to quickly convert feet measurements to centimeters, or a person’s height expressed in feet & inches to centimeters.

Conversion of 1 foot (ft) to other units of length

Converting 1 foot (ft) to other common measurement units of length gives us the following results:

  • 1 foot (ft) = 304,800,000 nanometers (nm)
  • 1 foot (ft) = 304,800 microns (µm)
  • 1 foot (ft) = 304.8 millimeters (mm)
  • 1 foot (ft) = 30.48 centimeters (cm)
  • 1 foot (ft) = 3.048 decimeters (dm)
  • 1 foot (ft) = 0.3048 meters (m)
  • 1 foot (ft) = 0.0003048 kilometers (km)
  • 1 foot (ft) = 12 inches (in)
  • 1 foot (ft) = 0.333333 yards (yd)
  • 1 foot (ft) = 0.000189394 miles (mi)
  • 1 foot (ft) = 0.000164579 nautical miles (nmi)

What is a foot (ft)?

A foot (ft) is a unit of length in the imperial and U.S. customary systems of measurement, which is a system of measurement that is based on the human body and everyday objects. A foot is equal to one-third of a yard, or 12 inches, or exactly 0.3048 meters. The imperial and customary systems are still commonly used in the United States and some other countries, but it is being increasingly replaced by the metric system.

The foot was first defined in the 13th century as the length of a man’s foot. It has been used in England since the 14th century and in the United States since the 18th century.

To provide a sense of scale, a standard doorway is usually around 6.5 feet tall, and the standard height for a basketball hoop, as stipulated by the international governing body FIBA (Fédération Internationale de Basketball), the NBA (National Basketball Association), and the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association), is 10 feet (3.05 meters) above the playing surface.

What is a centimeter (cm)?

A centimeter (cm) is a unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), which is the successor to the metric system. It is equal to one one-hundredth of a meter, ten millimeters, or 0.3937 inches. The metric system, including the centimeter, is widely used globally and is based on powers of 10, providing a convenient and consistent framework for measurements.

The centimeter was first defined in 1795 as part of the original metric system. It was originally called a “centime”, but the name was changed to “centimeter” in 1875. The metric system is a decimal-based system of measurement that is used by most countries in the world.

To provide a sense of scale, the width of a standard paperclip is approximately 1 centimeter, the average length of a newborn baby’s fingernail is about 0.5 centimeters, and the typical length of a credit card is 8.6 centimeters.

Understanding the conversion from feet to centimeters is essential when dealing with measurements in different systems, and it is particularly useful in various fields such as construction, architecture, and interior design. The conversion factor of 30.48 allows for accurate transformations between these units of length.