Milliliters to Liters Converter

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How to Convert Milliliters to Liters

To convert a measurement in milliliters to a measurement in liters, divide the volume by the following conversion ratio: 1,000 milliliters/liter.

Since one liter is equal to 1,000 milliliters, you can use this simple formula to convert:

liters = milliliters ÷ 1,000

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

For example, here's how to convert 5,000 milliliters to liters using the formula above.
liters = (5,000 mL ÷ 1,000) = 5 L
conversion scale showing milliliters and equivalent liters volume values

Milliliters and liters are both units used to measure volume. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Is a Milliliter?

The milliliter is a unit of volume equal to 1 cubic centimeter, 1/1,000 of a liter, or about 0.061 cubic inches.[1]

The milliliter is an SI unit of volume in the metric system. In the metric system, "milli" is the prefix for thousandths, or 10-3. A milliliter is sometimes also referred to as a millilitre. Milliliters can be abbreviated as mL, and are also sometimes abbreviated as ml or mℓ. For example, 1 milliliter can be written as 1 mL, 1 ml, or 1 mℓ.

Since one milliliter is equivalent to one cubic centimeter, milliliters are sometimes expressed using the abbreviation for a cubic centimeter (cc) for things such as medical dosages or engine displacements.

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What Is a Liter?

A liter is a unit of volume equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters or 0.264172 US gallons.[2] 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.

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Milliliter to Liter Conversion Table

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


  1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices, Handbook 44 - 2019 Edition,
  2. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Units outside the SI,

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