# Liters to Cups Converter

Enter the volume in liters below to get the value converted to cups.

## Result in Cups:

1 L = 4.226753 c
1 L ≈ 4 1/4 c

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## How to Convert Liters to Cups

To convert a measurement in liters to a measurement in cups, multiply the volume by the following conversion ratio: 4.226753 cups/liter.

Since one liter is equal to 4.226753 cups, you can use this simple formula to convert:

cups = liters × 4.226753

The volume in cups is equal to the volume in liters multiplied by 4.226753.

For example, here's how to convert 5 liters to cups using the formula above.
cups = (5 L × 4.226753) = 21.133764 c

### How Many Cups Are in a Liter?

There are 4.226753 cups in a liter, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 L = 4.226753 c

## 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.

## What Is a Cup?

The cup is a unit of volume equal to 16 tablespoons or 8 fluid ounces. The cup should not be confused with the metric cup or the teacup, which are different units of volume.

One standard cup is equal to 236.588 milliliters, but for nutrition labeling, one cup is defined as 240 milliliters.[2] To further confuse things, a metric cup is equal to 250 mL, while in Japan, a cup is equivalent to only 200 mL.

The cup is a US customary unit of volume. Cups can be abbreviated as c, and are also sometimes abbreviated as C. For example, 1 cup can be written as 1 c or 1 C.

## Liter to Cup Conversion Table

Table showing various liter measurements converted to cups.
Liters Cups
1 L 4.2268 c
2 L 8.4535 c
3 L 12.68 c
4 L 16.91 c
5 L 21.13 c
6 L 25.36 c
7 L 29.59 c
8 L 33.81 c
9 L 38.04 c
10 L 42.27 c
11 L 46.49 c
12 L 50.72 c
13 L 54.95 c
14 L 59.17 c
15 L 63.4 c
16 L 67.63 c
17 L 71.85 c
18 L 76.08 c
19 L 80.31 c
20 L 84.54 c
21 L 88.76 c
22 L 92.99 c
23 L 97.22 c
24 L 101.44 c
25 L 105.67 c
26 L 109.9 c
27 L 114.12 c
28 L 118.35 c
29 L 122.58 c
30 L 126.8 c
31 L 131.03 c
32 L 135.26 c
33 L 139.48 c
34 L 143.71 c
35 L 147.94 c
36 L 152.16 c
37 L 156.39 c
38 L 160.62 c
39 L 164.84 c
40 L 169.07 c

## References

1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Units outside the SI, https://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/outside.html
2. U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Guidance for Industry: Guidelines for Determining Metric Equivalents of Household Measures, https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-documents/guidance-industry-guidelines-determining-metric-equivalents-household-measures