Convert Your Height From Centimeters To Feet And Inches

Convert Your Height From Centimeters To Feet And Inches

This height converter will convert your height from centimeters to feet and inches.  It accepts whole numbers as well as decimals (175.25).  It also provides the value as a fraction along with several other formats.

The formula to convert centimeters to feet is to multiply by 0.0328083989.  This is equivalent to saying one centimeter equals 0.0328083989 feet.

Read more or skip to the bottom to convert your height.

How To Convert Your Height To Feet And Inches

One method to convert your height from centimeters to feet and inches is to take your height in centimeters and multiply by 0.0328083989 to convert to feet.

For example, if you are 172 centimeters in height, you would first multiply 172 * 0.0328083989.  This equals 5.6430446108 feet.    If you are fine with a decimal value, you can round up to the nearest tenth (5.6 feet) and you’re done.  But if you would like the value in both feet and inches, there is one more step.

Using the previous answer 5.6430446108, you would separate the whole number (5) which represents feet from the decimal numbers which represent inches less than a foot (.6430446108).

You would then multiply the decimal value by 12 to convert to inches. .6430446108 * 12 = 7.716535296 inches.

Then combine your feet along with inches which results in 5 feet 7.7 inches.

Steps To Convert Centimeters To Feet And Inches Recap

  1. Multiply centimeters by 0.0328083989 to determine feet (in decimal value).
  2. Optional – to determine feet and inches, using only the decimal portion of Step 1, multiply by 12.
  3. The whole number represents feet and and the converted decimal value represents inches.

Comparing Your Height

According to, the average height in 2021 in the United States for women is 5 feet 4 inches (162.56 centimeters) and 5 feet 9 inches (175.26 centimeters) for men.

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