Convert Centimeters to Feet & Inches

Enter the length in centimeters below to get the value converted to feet.

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1 cm = 0.032808 ft
1 cm = 0' 0 25/64"

How to Convert Centimeters to Feet

Tape measures can be used to measure units of length, and a calculator can be used to convert to another unit

Convert centimeters to feet with this simple formula:

feet = centimeters × 0.032808

Converting a centimeter length measurement to a foot measurement involves multiplying the length by the conversion ratio to find the result. One centimeter is equal to 0.032808 feet, so to convert simply multiply by 0.032808.

For example, here's how to convert 5 centimeters to feet using the formula above.
5 cm = (5 × 0.032808) = 0.164042'

Our inch fraction calculator can add centimeters and feet together and it also automatically converts the results to US customary, imperial and SI metric values.

Centimeters and feet are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. Centimeters are a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as cm, for example 1 cm. Feet are an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as ft, for example 1 ft. Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.

Internationally the centimeter is actually spelled centimetre and it's equal to 10 millimeters, .01 meters, or .393701 inches. Metric rulers have 30 cm and they are the larger measurement. A standard pencil is just about 1cm thick, and can be used to get a rough idea of the size of a centimeter.

A pencil is just about 1cm thick and is a good reference point for a centimeter's actual size

The foot has been used throughout history to measure length but the actual length varied. In the US it has always been equal to 12 inches and 1/3 of a yard. The standard 12" ruler can be used to measure a foot. In 1959 the world agreed that the yard would be equal to .9144 meters, hence a foot is equal to .3048 meters. In some cases you may need a linear footage measurement, which is simply the value of a length in feet, learn more.

A typical ruler has 12 inches, equal to 1 foot.

We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center. Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or combination with both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs. If you need a ruler you can also download and print our free printable rulers which include both imperial and metric measurements.

centimeters and feet are units used to measure length
Convert Feet to Centimeters

Centimeter Measurements and Equivalent Foot Conversions

Common centimeter values converted to the equivalent foot value
Centimeters Feet
1 cm 0.032808'
2 cm 0.065617'
3 cm 0.098425'
4 cm 0.131234'
5 cm 0.164042'
6 cm 0.19685'
7 cm 0.229659'
8 cm 0.262467'
9 cm 0.295276'
10 cm 0.328084'
11 cm 0.360892'
12 cm 0.393701'
13 cm 0.426509'
14 cm 0.459318'
15 cm 0.492126'
16 cm 0.524934'
17 cm 0.557743'
18 cm 0.590551'
19 cm 0.62336'
20 cm 0.656168'
21 cm 0.688976'
22 cm 0.721785'
23 cm 0.754593'
24 cm 0.787402'
25 cm 0.82021'
26 cm 0.853018'
27 cm 0.885827'
28 cm 0.918635'
29 cm 0.951444'
30 cm 0.984252'
31 cm 1.0171'
32 cm 1.0499'
33 cm 1.0827'
34 cm 1.1155'
35 cm 1.1483'
36 cm 1.1811'
37 cm 1.2139'
38 cm 1.2467'
39 cm 1.2795'
40 cm 1.3123'

More Centimeter Length Conversions

US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Miles
1 cm is equal to 6.2137E-6 miles
Convert to Yards
1 cm is equal to 0.010936 yards
Convert to Inches
1 cm is equal to 0.393701 inches
SI Units
Convert to Kilometers
1 cm is equal to 1.0E-5 kilometers
Convert to Meters
1 cm is equal to 0.01 meters
Convert to Millimeters
1 cm is equal to 10 millimeters
Convert to Micrometers
1 cm is equal to 10,000 micrometers
Convert to Nanometers
1 cm is equal to 10,000,000 nanometers