How many cm is 5'8?
Five feet eight inches (5'8") is equal to 172.72 cm. This is because there are 30.48 cm in one foot.
Let's take a look at some facts and statistics about this height...
Facts and statistics
At 5'8" (172.72 cm) you're as tall as:
- Robert Downey Jr.
- Bruce Lee
- Katy Perry
- Ed Sheeran
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the measured average height for men in the United States is 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm). The average height for women is 5 feet 4 inches (162 cm). 1
A man with a height of 5 feet 8 inches falls into the 25th percentile range, meaning they're taller than about 25% of the US adult male population.
A woman of 5 feet 8 inches falls into the 95th percentile range, meaning they are taller than about 95% of the US adult female population. 2
5' 8" to cm
If you're wondering how tall someone of 5 feet 8 inches is, the table below might help. You can see a full height chart here.
|Feet and inches||Centimeters||Meters|
|5 feet 3 inches||160.02 cm||1.6 m|
|5 feet 4 inches||162.56 cm||1.63 m|
|5 feet 5 inches||165.1 cm||1.65 m|
|5 feet 6 inches||167.64 cm||1.68 m|
|5 feet 7 inches||170.18 cm||1.7 m|
|5 feet 8 inches||172.72 cm||1.73 m|
|5 feet 9 inches||175.26 cm||1.75 m|
|5 feet 10 inches||177.8 cm||1.78 m|
|5 feet 11 inches||180.34 cm||1.8 m|
|6 feet 0 inches||182.88 cm||1.83 m|
|6 feet 1 inches||185.42 cm||1.85 m|
|Conversions rounded to max 2 decimal places.|
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