Cubic Meters to Liters Converter

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1 m³ = 1,000 L

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How to Convert Cubic Meters to Liters

To convert a measurement in cubic meters to a measurement in liters, multiply the volume by the following conversion ratio: 1,000 liters/cubic meter.

Since one cubic meter is equal to 1,000 liters, you can use this simple formula to convert:

liters = cubic meters × 1,000

The volume in liters is equal to the volume in cubic meters multiplied by 1,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5 cubic meters to liters using the formula above.
liters = (5 m³ × 1,000) = 5,000 L

How Many Liters Are in a Cubic Meter?

There are 1,000 liters in a cubic meter, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 m³ = 1,000 L

Cubic meters and liters are both units used to measure volume. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Is a Cubic Meter?

One cubic meter is equal to the volume of a cube with each edge measuring one meter.

The cubic meter, or cubic metre, is the SI derived unit for volume in the metric system. Cubic meters can be abbreviated as , and are also sometimes abbreviated as cu m, CBM, cbm, or MTQ. For example, 1 cubic meter can be written as 1 m³, 1 cu m, 1 CBM, 1 cbm, or 1 MTQ.

You can use our cubic meters calculator to calculate the volume of a space.

Learn more about cubic meters.

What Is a Liter?

A liter is a unit of volume equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters or 0.264172 US gallons.[1] The liter is a special name defined for the cubic decimeter and is exactly equal to the volume of one cubic decimeter (1 decimeter is 1/10 of a meter, or 10 centimeters).

The liter is an SI accepted unit for volume for use with the metric system. A liter is sometimes also referred to as a litre. Liters can be abbreviated as L, and are also sometimes abbreviated as l or . For example, 1 liter can be written as 1 L, 1 l, or 1 ℓ.

Learn more about liters.

Cubic Meter to Liter Conversion Table

Table showing various cubic meter measurements converted to liters.
Cubic Meters Liters
0.001 m³ 1 L
0.002 m³ 2 L
0.003 m³ 3 L
0.004 m³ 4 L
0.005 m³ 5 L
0.006 m³ 6 L
0.007 m³ 7 L
0.008 m³ 8 L
0.009 m³ 9 L
0.01 m³ 10 L
0.02 m³ 20 L
0.03 m³ 30 L
0.04 m³ 40 L
0.05 m³ 50 L
0.06 m³ 60 L
0.07 m³ 70 L
0.08 m³ 80 L
0.09 m³ 90 L
0.1 m³ 100 L
0.2 m³ 200 L
0.3 m³ 300 L
0.4 m³ 400 L
0.5 m³ 500 L
0.6 m³ 600 L
0.7 m³ 700 L
0.8 m³ 800 L
0.9 m³ 900 L
1 m³ 1,000 L


  1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Units outside the SI,

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