What is 160 cm in Feet and Inches?

cm in Feet and Inches

5 feet and 2.99 inches

Introduction about 160 cm in Feet

Understanding cm-to-feet conversations is universally recognizable and valuable and this conversion provides clarity of dimensions for individuals familiar with the imperial system, such as many in the US.

Conversion Formula

1 foot = 30.48 centimeter

1 inch = 2.54 centimeter

Divide the height in cm by 2.54 to convert to inches. Then, divide the height in inches by 12 to find the number of feet. Take the whole part as the number of feet and note the remainder. Multiply the decimal part by 12 to see the remaining height in inches.


Let’s convert 160 cm to feet.

Example Calculation

 Divide the 160 cm by 2.54 

160 cm ÷ 2.54 = 62.99 in

Divide the height in inches by 12 to find feet.

62.99 in ÷ 12 = 5.25 ft

whole feet = 5 ft

remainder = 0.25 ft

Multiply the remainder above by 12 to find the remaining in.

0.25 ft × 12 = 2.99 in 

By combining both, you get 5 ft 2.99 in


160 cm ≈  5 ft 2.99 in

Practical Use

Understanding the cm to feet & inches conversion helps in real-life situations like online cloth shopping, where measurements are listed in cm. Converting them into feet & inches allows you to visualize the fit better. 

Similarly, in home improvement projects, knowing the materials’ dimensions in feet and inches helps you plan & arrange spaces effectively.


On comparing with other common heights, we find out that a height of 160 cm is typical for many women in various parts of the world and it falls within the range of average heights for adult females.


Converting 160 cm to feet & inches offers a clearer understanding of height measurements and helps in decision-making.