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

Convert Feet to Centimeters

Convert from feet to centimeters with this simple formula:
centimeters = feet × 30.48
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1 Foot = 30.48 Centimeters

Learn How to Convert Feet to Centimeters Using our Conversion Formula

Converting a foot length measurement to a centimeter measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. A foot is equal to 30.48 centimeters, so to convert simply multiply by 30.48.

For example, 5' = (5 × 30.48) = 152.4cm.

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

Feet and centimeters are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. A foot is an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as ft, for example 1ft. A centimeter is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as cm, for example 1cm. 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 30cm 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", equal to 1'.

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.

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

More Length Conversions

Convert to Miles Length
1' is equal to 0.000189 miles
Convert to Yards Length
1' is equal to 0.333333 yards
Convert to Inches Length
1' is equal to 12 inches
Convert to Kilometers Length
1' is equal to 0.000305 kilometers
Convert to Meters Length
1' is equal to 0.3048 meters
Convert to Millimeters Length
1' is equal to 304.8 millimeters
Convert to Micrometers Length
1' is equal to 304,800 micrometers
Convert to Nanometers Length
1' is equal to 304,800,000 nanometers

Foot Measurements and Equivalent Centimeter Conversions

Common foot values converted to the equivalent centimeter value
Feet Centimeters Feet Centimeters Feet Centimeters
1' 30.48 21' 640.08 41' 1,250
2' 60.96 22' 670.56 42' 1,280
3' 91.44 23' 701.04 43' 1,311
4' 121.92 24' 731.52 44' 1,341
5' 152.4 25' 762 45' 1,372
6' 182.88 26' 792.48 46' 1,402
7' 213.36 27' 822.96 47' 1,433
8' 243.84 28' 853.44 48' 1,463
9' 274.32 29' 883.92 49' 1,494
10' 304.8 30' 914.4 50' 1,524
11' 335.28 31' 944.88 51' 1,554
12' 365.76 32' 975.36 52' 1,585
13' 396.24 33' 1,006 53' 1,615
14' 426.72 34' 1,036 54' 1,646
15' 457.2 35' 1,067 55' 1,676
16' 487.68 36' 1,097 56' 1,707
17' 518.16 37' 1,128 57' 1,737
18' 548.64 38' 1,158 58' 1,768
19' 579.12 39' 1,189 59' 1,798
20' 609.6 40' 1,219 60' 1,829