Call for paid service +44 (0)344-991-9222

# US Weights and Measures

The US has a very unique system of weights and measures, which may take some time to get used to. Below, we have decided to provide you with this information as a reference.

The United States still uses the English system of weights and measures. The metric system is available, but people think quarts and inches, not liters and centimeters. The following charts convert between the English and metric systems for the most commonly used measures.

Length
1 inch = 2.54 centimeters (cm)1 centimeter = 0.39 inches (in)
1 foot = 0.305 meters (m)1 meter = 3.28 feet (ft)1 foot = 12 inches
1 yard = 0.914 meters (m)1 meter = 1.09 yards (yd)1 yard = 3 feet
1 mile = 1.61 kilometers (km)1 kilometer = 0.62 miles (mi)1 mile = 5280 feet
Weight
1 ounce = 28.35 grams (g)1 gram = 0.035 ounces (oz)
1 pound = 0.4536 kilograms (kg)1 kilogram = 2.2046 pounds (lb)1 pound = 16 ounces
Volume
1 gallon = 3.7854 liters (L)1 liter = 0.2642 gallons (gal)1 miles/gallon = 0.42514 km/liter
1 gallon = 4 quarts1 quart = 2 pints1 pint = 2 cups
1 cup = 8 fluid ounces1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons1 teaspoon = 5 ml