Convert Meters to Inches
Enter your meter value in the form below to get the value calculated in inches.
How to Convert Meters to Inches
Convert meters to inches with this simple formula:
Converting a meter length measurement to an inch measurement involves multiplying the length by the conversion ratio to find the result. One meter is equal to 39.370079 inches, so to convert simply multiply by 39.370079.
Our inch fraction calculator can add meters and inches together and it also automatically converts the results to US customary, imperial and SI metric values.
Meters and inches are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. Meters are a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as m, for example 1 m. Inches are an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as in, for example 1 in. Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.
The meter is the primary unit of length in the metric system. It's equal to 100 centimeters or 39.37 inches. Internationally it is actually spelled metre. It was first defined 1793 as 1/10,000,000 the length from the equator to the North Pole. The current definition of a meter, adopted in 1983, is the distance light travels in 1/299,792,458 seconds and was adopted to in 1983.
The actual length of an inch has varied because of variances of the length of a foot. Throughout history it has been equal to 1/12 - 1/16 of a foot, but there are now exactly 12 inches in a foot. In 1959 the world agreed to the exact length of the national yard, .9144 meters. As such a foot is equal to .3048 meters and an inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters.
The standard ruler has 12", and metric combinations have 30 cm. Inches are also often measured using tape measures which commonly come in lengths from 6' - 35'. Other types of measuring devices include scales, calipers, measuring wheels, micrometers, yardsticks, and even lasers.
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 Inch Conversions
More Meter Length Conversions
- 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 Kilometers
- 1 m is equal to 0.001 kilometers
- Convert to Centimeters
- 1 m is equal to 100 centimeters
- 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