Convert Cubic Yards to Cubic Feet

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1 yd³ = 27.000001 ft³

How to Convert Cubic Yards to Cubic Feet

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To convert a cubic yard measurement to a cubic foot measurement, multiply the volume by the conversion ratio. One cubic yard is equal to 27.000001 cubic feet, so use this simple formula to convert:

cubic feet = cubic yards × 27.000001

The volume in cubic feet is equal to the cubic yards multiplied by 27.000001.

For example, here's how to convert 5 cubic yards to cubic feet using the formula above.
5 yd³ = (5 × 27.000001) = 135.000005 ft³

Cubic yards and cubic feet are both units used to measure volume. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Cubic Yards

The cubic yard is a unit of volume that is equal to the space consumed by a cube with each edge measuring one yard.

The cubic yard is a US customary and imperial unit of volume. A cubic yard is sometimes also referred to as a cubic yd. Cubic yards can be abbreviated as yd³, and are also sometimes abbreviated as cu yard, cu yd, or CY. For example, 1 cubic yard can be written as 1 yd³, 1 cu yard, 1 cu yd, or 1 CY.

You might also be interested in our cubic yards calculator.

Cubic Feet

The cubic foot is a unit of volume that is equal to the space consumed by a cube having sides one foot on each edge.

The cubic foot is a US customary and imperial unit of volume. A cubic foot is sometimes also referred to as a cubic ft. Cubic feet can be abbreviated as ft³, and are also sometimes abbreviated as cu foot, cu ft, or CF. For example, 1 cubic foot can be written as 1 ft³, 1 cu foot, 1 cu ft, or 1 CF.

Try our cubic footage calculator to calculate the volume of a space.

Cubic Yard Measurements and Equivalent Cubic Foot Conversions

Common cubic yard values converted to the equivalent cubic foot value
Cubic Yards Cubic Feet
1 yd³ 27 ft³
2 yd³ 54 ft³
3 yd³ 81 ft³
4 yd³ 108 ft³
5 yd³ 135 ft³
6 yd³ 162 ft³
7 yd³ 189 ft³
8 yd³ 216 ft³
9 yd³ 243 ft³
10 yd³ 270 ft³
11 yd³ 297 ft³
12 yd³ 324 ft³
13 yd³ 351 ft³
14 yd³ 378 ft³
15 yd³ 405 ft³
16 yd³ 432 ft³
17 yd³ 459 ft³
18 yd³ 486 ft³
19 yd³ 513 ft³
20 yd³ 540 ft³
21 yd³ 567 ft³
22 yd³ 594 ft³
23 yd³ 621 ft³
24 yd³ 648 ft³
25 yd³ 675 ft³
26 yd³ 702 ft³
27 yd³ 729 ft³
28 yd³ 756 ft³
29 yd³ 783 ft³
30 yd³ 810 ft³
31 yd³ 837 ft³
32 yd³ 864 ft³
33 yd³ 891 ft³
34 yd³ 918 ft³
35 yd³ 945 ft³
36 yd³ 972 ft³
37 yd³ 999 ft³
38 yd³ 1,026 ft³
39 yd³ 1,053 ft³
40 yd³ 1,080 ft³

More Cubic Yard Volume Conversions

US Liquid
Convert to Gallons
1 yd³ is equal to 201.974029 gallons
Convert to Quarts
1 yd³ is equal to 807.896117 quarts
Convert to Pints
1 yd³ is equal to 1,615.79 pints
Convert to Fluid Ounces
1 yd³ is equal to 25,852.7 fluid ounces
US Cooking
Convert to Cups
1 yd³ is equal to 3,231.58 cups
Convert to Tablespoons
1 yd³ is equal to 51,705.4 tablespoons
Convert to Teaspoons
1 yd³ is equal to 155,116.1 teaspoons
US Customary Volume
Convert to Cubic Inches
1 yd³ is equal to 46,656 cubic inches
Metric Volume
Convert to Liters
1 yd³ is equal to 764.55487 liters
Convert to Milliliters
1 yd³ is equal to 764,554.9 milliliters
Convert to Cubic Centimeters
1 yd³ is equal to 764,554.9 cubic centimeters
Convert to Cubic Meters
1 yd³ is equal to 0.764555 cubic meters

Unit of Measurement Conversion Made Easy!

There are thousands of units of measure in use across the globe, and converting from one to another can be very difficult since each conversion requires a different formula to derive the result. Our unit of measurement conversion tools are meant to be dead easy. We break the mold of the typical dry and complicated experience. In addition to converting from one measurement to another, we provide the formula so you can see how the conversion is done, use it on you’re own calculator if you need to!

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Understanding the Metric System

The metric system makes it relatively easy to convert from one metric unit to another metric unit. The metric system uses a base unit, think meters or grams, and a prefix such as kilo or milli. The prefixes differ from the base units by differing powers of 10. So to convert within the metric system it’s usually a matter of multiplying or dividing by one of the powers of 10.

Here is a list of some of the common metric prefixes:

  • “kilo” – 1,000x larger
  • “hecto” – 100x larger
  • “deca” – 10x larger
  • “deci” – 10x smaller
  • “centi” – 100x smaller
  • “milli” – 1,000x smaller

There is a helpful mnemonic for remembering the prefixes: “King Henry Died Until Drinking Chocolate Milk.”
The u in Until refers to the base unit.