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How many cm is 5'8?

172.72 cm
172.72 cm 1.727 m

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
  • Rihanna
  • 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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  1. U.S. Body Measurements. National Center for Health Statistics
  2. Vital and Health Statistics Series. National Center for Health Statistics.
  3. Celebrities Who Are 5'8" Tall. The Famous People.