What is 5 Feet 8 Inches in Centimeters?

How tall is 5 ft 8 in centimeters? How high is 5 foot 8? Use this easy calculator to convert feet and inches to metric.
5 Feet, 8 Inches =
172.72 Centimeters
(exact result)
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Is 5′8″ short?

It depends. In the United States, 5′8″ is a little below average for a man. Still, if you are 5′8″ tall, you are taller than 33.1% of men in their twenties.

For women, 5′8″ is quite a bit above average. 90.3% of women are less than 5′8″ tall.

Height Percentiles - United States
For each height, this table shows the percentage of Americans, aged 20-29, who are less than that height. Source
Height Men Women
4′11″ n/a 2.6%
5′0″ n/a 5.7%
5′1″ n/a 12.3%
5′2″ n/a 20.8%
5′3″ n/a 30.4%
5′4″ 3.7% 43.5%
5′5″ 7.2% 54.1%
5′6″ 11.6% 72.4%
5′7″ 20.6% 82.3%
5′8″ 33.1% 90.3%
5′9″ 42.2% 94.1%
5′10″ 58.6% 97.6%
5′11″ 70.7% > 99%
6′0″ 79.9% > 99%
6′1″ 89.0% > 99%
6′2″ 94.1% > 99%
6′3″ 98.3% > 99%
6′4″ > 99% > 99%
Height Conversion Table
(some results rounded)
Height Inches Feet cm Meters
5′8.00″ 68.00 5.6667 172.72 1.7272
5′8.01″ 68.01 5.6675 172.75 1.7275
5′8.02″ 68.02 5.6683 172.77 1.7277
5′8.03″ 68.03 5.6692 172.80 1.7280
5′8.04″ 68.04 5.6700 172.82 1.7282
5′8.05″ 68.05 5.6708 172.85 1.7285
5′8.06″ 68.06 5.6717 172.87 1.7287
5′8.07″ 68.07 5.6725 172.90 1.7290
5′8.08″ 68.08 5.6733 172.92 1.7292
5′8.09″ 68.09 5.6742 172.95 1.7295
5′8.10″ 68.10 5.6750 172.97 1.7297
5′8.11″ 68.11 5.6758 173.00 1.7300
5′8.12″ 68.12 5.6767 173.02 1.7302
5′8.13″ 68.13 5.6775 173.05 1.7305
5′8.14″ 68.14 5.6783 173.08 1.7308
5′8.15″ 68.15 5.6792 173.10 1.7310
5′8.16″ 68.16 5.6800 173.13 1.7313
5′8.17″ 68.17 5.6808 173.15 1.7315
5′8.18″ 68.18 5.6817 173.18 1.7318
5′8.19″ 68.19 5.6825 173.20 1.7320
5′8.20″ 68.20 5.6833 173.23 1.7323
5′8.21″ 68.21 5.6842 173.25 1.7325
5′8.22″ 68.22 5.6850 173.28 1.7328
5′8.23″ 68.23 5.6858 173.30 1.7330
5′8.24″ 68.24 5.6867 173.33 1.7333
5′8.25″ 68.25 5.6875 173.36 1.7336
5′8.26″ 68.26 5.6883 173.38 1.7338
5′8.27″ 68.27 5.6892 173.41 1.7341
5′8.28″ 68.28 5.6900 173.43 1.7343
5′8.29″ 68.29 5.6908 173.46 1.7346
5′8.30″ 68.30 5.6917 173.48 1.7348
5′8.31″ 68.31 5.6925 173.51 1.7351
5′8.32″ 68.32 5.6933 173.53 1.7353
5′8.33″ 68.33 5.6942 173.56 1.7356
5′8.34″ 68.34 5.6950 173.58 1.7358
5′8.35″ 68.35 5.6958 173.61 1.7361
5′8.36″ 68.36 5.6967 173.63 1.7363
5′8.37″ 68.37 5.6975 173.66 1.7366
5′8.38″ 68.38 5.6983 173.69 1.7369
5′8.39″ 68.39 5.6992 173.71 1.7371
5′8.40″ 68.40 5.7000 173.74 1.7374
5′8.41″ 68.41 5.7008 173.76 1.7376
5′8.42″ 68.42 5.7017 173.79 1.7379
5′8.43″ 68.43 5.7025 173.81 1.7381
5′8.44″ 68.44 5.7033 173.84 1.7384
5′8.45″ 68.45 5.7042 173.86 1.7386
5′8.46″ 68.46 5.7050 173.89 1.7389
5′8.47″ 68.47 5.7058 173.91 1.7391
5′8.48″ 68.48 5.7067 173.94 1.7394
5′8.49″ 68.49 5.7075 173.96 1.7396