Centimeters to Inches – cm to in

Use this centimeters-to-inches calculator for easy conversions. Place your centimeter value in the blank space, and the calculator will automatically show the equivalent in inches. Or make the calculations yourself with the centimeter-to-inches formula.

Convert Centimeters(cm) to Inches(in)

Type a value in the Centimeters(cm) field to convert the value to Inches(in):

There are 2.54 centimeters in one inch. To convert from centimeters to inches, divide your value by 2.54.

Inches = centimeters ÷ 2.54

centimeters to inches

Reference the table below for common centimeters to inches conversions.

Centimeters (cm)Inches(in)
0.1 cm0.03937 in
1 cm0.3937 in
1.5 cm0.5905 in
2 cm0.7874 in
3 cm1.1811 in
4 cm1.5748 in
5 cm1.9685 in
7.5 cm2.9527 in
10 cm3.9370 in
10.5 cm4.1338 in
11 cm4.3307 in
11.5 cm4.5275 in
12 cm4.7244 in
15 cm5.9055 in
20 cm7.8740 in
25 cm9.8425 in
55 cm21.653 in
67 cm26.377 in
77 cm30.314 in
83 cm32.677 in
88 cm34.645 in
95 cm37.401 in
112 cm44.094 in
121 cm47.637 in
128 cm50.393 in
150 cm59.055 in

How to Convert Centimeters to Other Units

Use the following formulas to convert centimeters to other standard measurements. 

There are 100 centimeters in one meter. To figure centimeters to meters, divide by 100.

Meters = centimeters ÷ 100

There are 30.48 centimeters in a foot. Therefore, to go from centimeters to feet, divide the value by 30.48.

Feet = centimeters ÷ 30.48

One centimeter contains 10 millimeters. To figure centimeters to millimeters, multiply by 10.

Millimeters = centimeters x 10

There are 100,000 centimeters in one kilometer. To go from centimeters to kilometers, divide by 100,000.

Kilometers = centimeters ÷ 100,000

There are 91.44 centimeters in a yard. Calculate centimeters to yards by dividing by 91.44.

Yards = centimeters ÷ 91.44

What is a Centimeter?

A centimeter (symbol: cm)  is a measurement of length from the metric system or International System of Units. It’s derived from the meter, equal to 1/100th of a meter. 

A centimeter is one of the most commonly used measurements worldwide, even appearing on rulers and tape measures in countries like the United States that use the Imperial system.

A centimeter is about the width of an average fingernail or the size of a cheerio.

Centimeter vs. Inch

An inch is a unit of length from the British Imperial and United States Customary systems, while the centimeter comes from the metric system. One inch contains 2.54 cm. A common symbol for inches is “, while the centimeter is abbreviated cm.

While feet and inches are standard length measurements in the U.S., the centimeter is better for preciseness since it’s smaller. In many countries, a person’s height is measured in cm.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ

What’s the difference between a centimeter and a square centimeter?

A centimeter measures length, and a square centimeter measures volume. A square centimeter has four sides, each equal to one centimeter in length.

What countries use the inch?

The United States and the United Kingdom both use inches. Canada uses the metric and imperial systems, and residents may switch between inches and centimeters. Most other countries use the metric system and measure in cm, not inches.

How long is the U.S. dollar bill in centimeters?

A U.S. dollar bill is 15.59 cm long, equal to 6.14 inches.

How many square centimeters are there in a football field?

One American football field contains 53,512,150 square centimeters, equivalent to 829,4399.84 square inches.