Convert Meters to Centimeters – m to cm

Convert meters to centimeters using our calculator below. To do your own conversions, try the meters-to-centimeters formula.

Convert Meters(m) to Centimeters(cm)

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

Convert Meters to Centimeters - m to cm

There are 100 centimeters in a meter. To convert from meters to centimeters, multiply your meters’ value by 100.

Centimeters = meters x 100

Reference the table below for the most common meters to centimeters conversions.

Meters [m]Centimeters [cm]
0.9 m90 cm
1 m100 cm
1.2 m120 cm
1.25 m125 cm
1.4 m140 cm
1.57 m157 cm
1.6 m160 cm
1.68 m168 cm
1.72 m172 cm
1.75 m175 cm
2 m200 cm
2.05 m205 cm
2.25 m225 cm
2.4 m240 cm
3 m300 cm
3.2 m320 cm
3.5 m350 cm
4 m400 cm
4.3 m430 cm
5 m500 cm
5.3 m530 cm
6.3 m630 cm
8.6 m860 cm
9 m900 cm
9.2 m920 cm
10 m1000 cm
10.43 m1043 cm
12 m1200 cm
17 m1700 cm
18 m1800 cm
20 m2000 cm
24 m2400 cm
45 m4500 cm
100 m10000 cm
125 m12500 cm
150 m15000 cm
200 m20000 cm

Meter and Centimeter Facts

The meter (m) and centimeter (cm) are both SI units from the metric system. A considerable benefit of the metric system is easy conversions. There are seven base units within this system and a series of prefixes for smaller and larger measures.

The meter is a base unit. While its original use dates back to 1543, today’s definition is different. Redefined in 1983, a meter is the length of a path light travels in a vacuum during an interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second.

Centi is a prefix meaning one-hundredth. Therefore a centimeter is a 100th of a meter. To convert from centimeters to meters, divide your centimeters’ value by 100. 

  • The meter and centimeter both measure distance.
  • Square meters and square centimeters measure area.
  • Cubic meters and cubic centimeters measure volume.

Example: Converting from Meters to Centimeters

If you’ve measured your height at 1.6 meters but want to convert that to centimeters, multiply by 100.

Centimeters = 1.6 meters x 100

160 centimeters = 1.6 meters

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ

What’s the formula to convert cubic meters to cubic centimeters?

To convert cubic meters to cubic centimeters, multiply your meters’ value by 1,000,000. For example, 20 cubic meters is equivalent to 20,000,000 cubic centimeters.

What’s the formula to convert square meters to square centimeters?

To convert square meters to square centimeters, multiply your square meters’ value by 10,000. For example, 108 square meters is equivalent to 1,800,000 square centimeters.

Is a meter bigger than a centimeter?

A meter is 100 times larger than a centimeter.

Is a centimeter the same size as an inch?

An inch is 2.54 times longer than a centimeter. An inch is a United States Customary System unit, while cm is from the metric system.

How does the decimeter relate to the meter and centimeter?

Deci is a prefix meaning tenth. A decimeter is one-tenth of a meter. It’s also equivalent to ten centimeters.

What are the most common prefixes for the meter?

While there are many prefixes for the meter, some of the most common include the millimeter (one-thousandth of a meter), centimeter (one-hundredth of a meter), decimeter (one-tenth of a meter), and kilometer (1,000 meters).