Convert Feet to 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.
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.
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.
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