Convert Meters to Centimeters

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1 m = 100 cm

How to Convert Meters to Centimeters

conversion scale showing meters and equivalent centimeters length values

To convert a meter measurement to a centimeter measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio. One meter is equal to 100 centimeters, so use this simple formula to convert:

centimeters = meters × 100

The length in centimeters is equal to the meters multiplied by 100.

For example, here's how to convert 5 meters to centimeters using the formula above.
5 m = (5 × 100) = 500 cm

Our inch fraction calculator can add meters and centimeters together and it also automatically converts the results to US customary, imperial and SI metric values.

Meters and centimeters are both units used to measure length. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.


The meter is defined as the distance light travels in 1/299,792,458 of a second in a vacuum, according to the most recent 1983 definition. One meter is equal to 100 centimeters or 39.37 inches.

The meter, or metre, is the SI base unit for length in the metric system. Meters can be abbreviated as m, for example 1 meter can be written as 1 m.


One centimeter is equal to one-hundredth (1/100) of a meter, which is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in a 1/299,792,458 second time interval.

The centimeter, or centimetre, is a multiple of the meter, which is the SI base unit for length. In the metric system, "centi" is the prefix for 10-2. Centimeters can be abbreviated as cm, for example 1 centimeter can be written as 1 cm.

Metric rulers typically have 30 cm, which are represented by 30 large tick marks. To get a rough idea of the actual length of a centimeter, a standard pencil is just about 1cm thick.

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.

Meter Measurements and Equivalent Centimeter Conversions

Common meter values converted to the equivalent centimeter value
Meters Centimeters
1 m 100 cm
2 m 200 cm
3 m 300 cm
4 m 400 cm
5 m 500 cm
6 m 600 cm
7 m 700 cm
8 m 800 cm
9 m 900 cm
10 m 1,000 cm
11 m 1,100 cm
12 m 1,200 cm
13 m 1,300 cm
14 m 1,400 cm
15 m 1,500 cm
16 m 1,600 cm
17 m 1,700 cm
18 m 1,800 cm
19 m 1,900 cm
20 m 2,000 cm
21 m 2,100 cm
22 m 2,200 cm
23 m 2,300 cm
24 m 2,400 cm
25 m 2,500 cm
26 m 2,600 cm
27 m 2,700 cm
28 m 2,800 cm
29 m 2,900 cm
30 m 3,000 cm
31 m 3,100 cm
32 m 3,200 cm
33 m 3,300 cm
34 m 3,400 cm
35 m 3,500 cm
36 m 3,600 cm
37 m 3,700 cm
38 m 3,800 cm
39 m 3,900 cm
40 m 4,000 cm

More Meter Length Conversions

US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Miles
1 m is equal to 0.000621 miles
Convert to Yards
1 m is equal to 1.093613 yards
Convert to Feet
1 m is equal to 3.28084 feet
Convert to Inches
1 m is equal to 39.370079 inches
SI Units
Convert to Kilometers
1 m is equal to 0.001 kilometers
Convert to Millimeters
1 m is equal to 1,000 millimeters
Convert to Micrometers
1 m is equal to 1,000,000 micrometers
Convert to Nanometers
1 m is equal to 1,000,000,000 nanometers