Liters to Cubic Meters Converter

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1 L = 0.001 m³

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How to Convert Liters to Cubic Meters

To convert a measurement in liters to a measurement in cubic meters, divide 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:

cubic meters = liters ÷ 1,000

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

For example, here's how to convert 500 liters to cubic meters using the formula above.
cubic meters = (500 L ÷ 1,000) = 0.5 m³

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

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.

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.

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Liter to Cubic Meter Conversion Table

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


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

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