Convert cups to liters

Have you ever wondered how to convert cups to liters while browsing your favorite recipes? It’s a common question that many of us have had to ask at one point or another.

At times, particularly if you are from Europe and looking up US recipes, you’ll find basically all your favorite recipes using cups. I get annoyed by this pretty often, it feels like: “What on Earth?!” Why do these people measure in Fahrenheit instead of Celsius, and in tablespoons, cups etc.? It gets even worse when the recipe pops up in pints!

It gets even worse when trying to convert these cups. You see, things would be pretty easy if at least there would be a single cup used… But nooooo, there are metric cups, customary cups, imperial cups, Canadian cups and more… about seven different measuring cups! And each of them is of a different volume in ml.

But don’t worry; in this quick guide, we’ll break down the conversion of cups into liters (and the reverse), ensuring you never miss a beat while whipping up your favorite dishes!

Let’s first see the quick answer – how many US customary cups are in a liter?

US customary cup equals 0,236588 l.

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Free cups to liters printable conversion charts

To make it easier for you when you are browsing for recipes with different units, we created a free conversion printable chart for each cup in common use. Freely choose the one you need, download, print and stick it someplace handy:

US customary cups to liters

US legal cups to liters

Imperial cups to liters

Canadian cups to liters

Australian cups to liters

Japanese cups to liters

Who uses cups, and who liters


A liter is a unit of volume in the International System of Units (SI), which is used as a universal measurement metric mostly for liquids in many countries worldwide. A liter is equivalent to 1,000 milliliters or roughly 33.81 fluid ounces.

A decimal-based system provides a consistent and coherent set of units for measuring various physical quantities. The SI system was established by the 11th General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) in 1960 and has been adopted by nearly all countries around the globe.


In contrast, cups are a common unit of measurement used to quantify the volume or capacity of liquid or dry ingredients. The cup is not part of the International System of Units (SI) but is still widely used in some regions, especially in the United States and a few other countries.

Cups are regularly used for both wet and dry components when it comes to cooking and baking, providing a convenient and easy way to measure amounts, especially for those who don’t have precise tools like kitchen scales.

The confusing part is that different types of cups are used as measuring units, and their definitions can vary depending on the country or region.

How to convert cups to liters

Let’s start with the most common US Customary cups.

The formula for how to calculate how many cups are in a liter is pretty straightforward:

US customary cups = liter(s) ÷ 0.2366

Although one US customary cup equals exactly 0,236588 l, the values for more convenient conversions are often rounded to 0,2366 l (or 0,237 l).

So how do we do this? Multiply the number of cups by the conversion factor of 0,237, and you’ll get the equivalent volume in liters.

1 liter ÷ 0,236588 = 4,2267 US customary cups

Converting cups to liters – the reverse calculation

If we understand that one US customary cup equals exactly 0,4226757 l, which is usually rounded to 0,4227 cups, then it’s pretty easy to convert cups to liters.

Divide the number of liters by 4.2267, and you’ll get the equivalent measurement in liters. The formula for the conversion looks like this :

US customary cups = l ÷ 4.2267


1 US customary cup = 0,236588 l

Here’s a downloadable and printable conversion table for converting US customary cups to liters (and liters to cups).

convert cups to liters

Practical examples of the conversion

Let’s look at some practical examples in order to gain a better understanding of the conversion process:


Alright, let’s suppose that some grandma is sharing her very special pancake recipe online, but it’s written in cups, and you prefer using liters. No problem! The recipe calls for five cups of milk. To find out how many liters that is, keep in mind that one cup is equivalent to 0.2366 liters. Here we go:

5 cups of milk x 0.2367 liters per cup =1,183 liters of milk

In order to make those scrumptious fluffy pancakes, you’ll need to use approximately 1.2 liters of milk.


Now let’s change a cup measurement that is expressed as a fraction.

Let’s say you’re ready to make some delicious chocolate chip cookies. The instructions call for 1.5 cups of yummy, melty chocolate chips. However, you discover that your measuring cups have been labeled with metric liters.

No worries, there’s no need to be puzzled about how to make the conversion.:

Liters = cup × 0.2367

The result is:

liters = 1.5 cup × 0.2367 = 0,35505 l

Therefore, 1.5 cups of chocolate chips is approximately 0,35505 liters of the same chips.


How you calculate when the recipe calls for a fraction in liters:

Let’s imagine you want to make a refreshing pitcher of homemade lemonade on a hot summer day. The recipe from Greece says to use 1.5 liters of water for this tangy, zesty lemon lemonade. But hold on, your measuring cups are all about those good ol’ cups, and you’re wondering how to flip it to the metric world.

Just remember the conversion factor: 1 liter is roughly 4,2267 cups. You got this!:

cups = 1.5 liters × 4.2267

The result is:

1.5 liters = 6.34 cups

Thus, 1.5 liters of water are roughly equal to 6.34 cups.

How to convert US legal cups to liters

The US legal cup is mainly used for nutritional information and dietary guidance in the United States. It is a specific measurement employed in the country’s nutrition labeling regulations.

In 1824, the U.S. Congress passed the “British Imperial Act,” which formally adopted the British Imperial gallon as the standard gallon in the United States. The act also defined the relationships between various units of measurement, including the cup.

Later the Code of Federal Regulations regarding the measurements for nutrition labeling in the United States changed the definition of a cup (and its volume) to 240 ml. The volume is mostly used for nutrition labeling.

Since there are 1000 milliliters in a liter, dividing the number of milliliters by 1000 will give you the equivalent in liters. Therefore, dividing 240 milliliters by 1000 gets you to exactly 0,24 l.

Here’s the conversion:

1 US legal cup (240 ml) ≈ 240 ml ÷ 1000 ml/liter ≈ 0.24 liters

1 liter (1000 ml) ≈ 1000 ml ÷ 240 ml ≈ 4.1667 cups

So, 1 US legal cup equals 0.24 liters. Therefore, one liter measures 4.1667 US legal cups.

US Legal Cups literliterUS Legal Cups
1 cup0.24 l1.0 l4.17 cups
2 cups0.48 l1.1 l4.58 cups
3 cups0.72 l1.2 l5.00 cups
4 cups0.96 l1.3 l5.42 cups
5 cups1.20 l1.4 l5.83 cups
6 cups1.44 l1.5 l6.25 cups
7 cups1.68 l1.6 l6.67 cups
8 cups1.92 l1.7 l7.08 cups
9 cups2.16 l1.8 l7.50 cups
10 cups2.40 l1.9 l7.92 cups
11 cups2.64 l2.0 l8.33 cups
12 cups2.88 l2.1 l8.75 cups
13 cups3.12 l2.2 l9.17 cups
14 cups3.36 l2.3 l9.58 cups
15 cups3.60 l2.4 l10.00 cups
16 cups3.84 l2.5 l10.42 cups
17 cups4.08 l2.6 l10.83 cups
18 cups4.32 l2.7 l11.25 cups
19 cups4.56 l2.8 l11.67 cups
20 cups4.80 l2.9 l12.08 cups

How to convert Imperial cups to liters

The imperial cup is a unit of measurement that has its roots in the British Empire and is still widely utilized in certain regions of the world that have been impacted by British customs (Commonwealth countries), including the United Kingdom. In the event that you encounter a recipe that specifies the use of an imperial cup, it is referring to a precise measurement within the imperial system.

An imperial cup measures 284.13 milliliters or 9.6 fluid ounces. That’s slightly bigger than the US customary cup (240 milliliters) and the metric cup (250 milliliters).

So, to convert a volume from Imperial cups to liters, simply multiply the number of cups by 0.284.

Imperial cup0.284 liter

For example:

2 Imperial cups x 0.284 liters/cup ≈ 0.568 liters

In the reverse process, when converting liters to Imperial cups, you can use the following conversion factor:

1 liter = 3.51951 Imperial cups (rounded to 5 decimal places)

To convert a volume from liters to Imperial cups, divide the number of liters by 0.284.

Number of liters ÷ 0.284 ≈ number of Imperial cups

1 liter ÷ 0.284 ≈ 3.51951 Imperial cups

Imperial Cups Liters Liters Imperial Cups
1 cup0.284 liters1.0 liter3.52 cups
2 cups0.568 liters1.2 liters4.224 cups
3 cups0.852 liters1.4 liters4.928 cups
4 cups1.136 liter1.6 liters5.632 cups
5 cups1.42 liters1.8 liters6.336 cups
6 cups1.704 liters2.0 liters7.04 cups
7 cups1.988 liters2.2 liters7.744 cups
8 cups2.272 liters2.4 liters8.448 cups
9 cups2.556 liters2.6 liters9.152 cups
10 cups2.84 liters2.8 liters9.856 cups
11 cups3.124 liters3.0 liters10.56 cups
12 cups3.408 liters3.2 liters11.264 cups
13 cups3.692 liters3.4 liters11.968 cups
14 cups3.976 liters3.6 liters12.672 cups
15 cups4.26 liters3.8 liters13.376 cups
16 cups4.544 liters4.0 liters14.08 cups
17 cups4.828 liters4.2 liters14.784 cups
18 cups5.112 liters4.4 liters15.488 cups
19 cups5.396 liters4.6 liters16.192 cups
20 cups5.68 liters4.8 liters16.896 cups
21 cups5.964 liters5.0 liters17.6 cups

How to convert metric cups to liters

Metric cups, also referred to as “international cups,” are a universally recognized unit of volume within the metric system. In contrast to the US customary and Imperial cups, which vary in size, the metric cup is consistent worldwide.

A metric cup is equal to exactly 250 milliliters. Interestingly, this is slightly bigger than the US customary cup (236,7 milliliters) and smaller than the Commonwealth Imperial cup ( 284.13 milliliters). Quite amazing how measurements can differ depending on the region, don’t you think?

To convert a metric cup to liters for cooking and recipes, you can use the following conversion factor:

1 metric cup = 0.25 liters (rounded to 5 decimal places)

For example: 2 metric cups x 0.25 liters/cup ≈ 0.5 liters

Reversely, to convert liters to metric cups in cooking and recipes, you can use the following relationship:

1 liter = 4 metric cups

To find out the equivalent number of metric cups for a given volume in liters, multiplicate the number of liters by 4.

For example, if you have 2 liters of water and you want to know how many metric cups that is, here’s how you calculate it:

2 liters x 4 cups ≈ 8 metric cups

Metric Cups (cups)Liters (Approximate)Liters (Approximate)Metric Cups (cups)
1 cup0.25 liters1.0 liter4 cups
2 cups0.5 liters1.2 liters4.8 cups
3 cups0.75 liters1.4 liters5.6 cups
4 cups1.0 liter1.6 liters6.4 cups
5 cups1.25 liters1.8 liters7.2 cups
6 cups1.5 liters2.0 liters8 cups
7 cups1.75 liters2.2 liters8.8 cups
8 cups2.0 liters2.4 liters9.6 cups
9 cups2.25 liters2.6 liters10.4 cups
10 cups2.5 liters2.8 liters11.2 cups
11 cups2.75 liters3.0 liters12 cups
12 cups3.0 liters3.2 liters12.8 cups
13 cups3.25 liters3.4 liters13.6 cups
14 cups3.5 liters3.6 liters14.4 cups
15 cups3.75 liters3.8 liters15.2 cups
16 cups4.0 liters4.0 liters16 cups
17 cups4.25 liters4.2 liters16.8 cups
18 cups4.5 liters4.4 liters17.6 cups
19 cups4.75 liters4.6 liters18.4 cups
20 cups5.0 liters4.8 liters19.2 cups

How to convert Canadian cups to liters

The standard Canadian cup measurement is slightly different from the US customary cup and the UK/Commonwealth cup. The Canadian cup is approximately 227.3 milliliters or around 7.68 fluid ounces, making it marginally smaller than the legal US cup, which measures 240 milliliters.

Therefore, when using a recipe from a Canadian source or exploring Canadian cuisine, it’s important to be mindful that the measurements might be based on the Canadian cup.

To convert Canadian cups to liters, you can apply the following conversion factor:

1 liter = 4.39918 Canadian cups (rounded to five decimals)

To perform the conversion, simply divide the number of cups by 4.39918.

Here’s an example: 2 Canadian cups ÷ 4.39918 ≈ 0.45535 liters

Conversely, to convert liters to Canadian cups, you can use the subsequent conversion factor:

1 Canadian cup = 0.2273 liters

To execute the conversion, divide the volume in liters by 0.2273.

For example, 2 liters ÷ 0.2273 ≈ 5.2788 Canadian cups

Canadian Cups Liters Liters Canadian Cups
1 cup can0.227 liters1.0 liter4.399 cups can
2 cups can0.454 liters1.2 liters5.2788 cups can
3 cups can0.681 liters1.4 liters6.1586 cups can
4 cups can0.908 liter1.6 liters7.0384 cups can
5 cups can1.135 liters1.8 liters7.9182 cups can
6 cups can1.362 liters2.0 liters8.7980 cups can
7 cups can1.589 liters2.2 liters9.6778 cups can
8 cups can1.816 liters2.4 liters10.5576 cups can
9 cups can2.043 liters2.6 liters11.4374 cups can
10 cups can2.270 liters2.8 liters12.3172 cups can
11 cups can2.497 liters3.0 liters13.1970 cups can
12 cups can2.724 liters3.2 liters14.0768 cups can
13 cups can2.951 liters3.4 liters14.9566 cups can
14 cups can3.178 liters3.6 liters15.8364 cups can
15 cups can3.405 liters3.8 liters16.7162 cups can
16 cups can3.632 liters4.0 liters17.5960 cups can
17 cups can3.859 liters4.2 liters18.4758 cups can
18 cups can4.086 liters4.4 liters19.3556 cups can
19 cups can4.313 liters4.6 liters20.2354 cups can
20 cups can4.540 liters4.8 liters21.1152 cups can
21 cups can4.767 liters5.0 liters21.9950 cups can

How to convert Japanese cups to liters

In Japan, the “gō” cup is a widely used measurement unit for cooking and baking.

The traditional Japanese used to measure 180.4 ml in 1891 and it is still used for measuring rice and sake. Later the official volume of the cup was changed; therefore, today, the Japanese cup holds 200 milliliters or 0.2 liters.

Japanese cup is smaller than the US customary or metric cups, and it’s a perfect example of how various countries and regions have different culinary traditions when it comes to measuring cups.

To convert a Japanese cup to liters, the only essential thing is to know the conversion factor. Luckily, the magic number is 0.2. By dividing the number of Japanese cups by 5, you can easily obtain the equivalent value in liters.

LiterJapanese cups x 5


2 Japanese cups ÷ 5 ≈ 0.4 liters

Now that you understand how to convert Japanese cups to liters, let’s reverse the process and convert liters to Japanese cups. The conversion factor is, once again, 0.2. Divide the volume in liters by 0.2, and you’ll have the equivalent number of Japanese cups.

1 liter ÷ 0.2 ≈ 5 Japanese cups

Japanese Cups Liters Liters Japanese Cups
1 cup0.2 liters1.0 liter5 cups
2 cups0.4 liters1.2 liters6 cups
3 cups0.6 liters1.4 liters7 cups
4 cups0.8 liters1.6 liters8 cups
5 cups1.0 liter1.8 liters9 cups
6 cups1.2 liters2.0 liters10 cups
7 cups1.4 liters2.2 liters11 cups
8 cups1.6 liters2.4 liters12 cups
9 cups1.8 liters2.6 liters13 cups
10 cups2.0 liters2.8 liters14 cups
11 cups2.2 liters3.0 liters15 cups
12 cups2.4 liters3.2 liters16 cups
13 cups2.6 liters3.4 liters17 cups
14 cups2.8 liters3.6 liters18 cups
15 cups3.0 liters3.8 liters19 cups
16 cups3.2 liters4.0 liters20 cups
17 cups3.4 liters4.2 liters21 cups
18 cups3.6 liters4.4 liters22 cups
19 cups3.8 liters4.6 liters23 cups
20 cups4.0 liters4.8 liters24 cups

How to convert Australian cups to liters

While many countries have their own cup measurements, Australians embrace the Australian cup, also referred to as the metric cup. Holding 250 ml of liquid, this measurement too sets itself apart from the 237 ml US customary cup and the 284 ml Commonwealth cup.

The adoption of the Australian cup measurement was primarily driven by Australia’s transition to the metric system in the 1970s. As a part of this change, the nation adopted the use of metric measurements, which included the metric cup.

Converting Australian cups to liters is a simple process. The conversion factor is 0.25, as one liter contains four Australian cups. To convert, divide the number of cups by 4.

1 liter ≈ 0.25 (Australian cup) x 4 ≈ 4 Australian cups

1 Australian cup ≈ 1 liter ÷ 4 ≈ 0.25 l


2 Australian cups ÷ 4 ≈ 0.5 liters

So, 2 Australian cups are approximately equal to 0.5 liters.

2 liters x 4 = 8 Australian cups

Thus, two liters are equal to 8 Australian cups.

Australian Cups (cups)Liters (Approximate)Liters (Approximate)Australian Cups (cups)
1 cup0.25 liters1.0 liter4 cups
2 cups0.5 liters1.2 liters4.8 cups
3 cups0.75 liters1.4 liters5.6 cups
4 cups1.0 liter1.6 liters6.4 cups
5 cups1.25 liters1.8 liters7.2 cups
6 cups1.5 liters2.0 liters8 cups
7 cups1.75 liters2.2 liters8.8 cups
8 cups2.0 liters2.4 liters9.6 cups
9 cups2.25 liters2.6 liters10.4 cups
10 cups2.5 liters2.8 liters11.2 cups
11 cups2.75 liters3.0 liters12 cups
12 cups3.0 liters3.2 liters12.8 cups
13 cups3.25 liters3.4 liters13.6 cups
14 cups3.5 liters3.6 liters14.4 cups
15 cups3.75 liters3.8 liters15.2 cups
16 cups4.0 liters4.0 liters16 cups
17 cups4.25 liters4.2 liters16.8 cups
18 cups4.5 liters4.4 liters17.6 cups
19 cups4.75 liters4.6 liters18.4 cups
20 cups5.0 liters4.8 liters19.2 cups

Rounding the converted cups and liters measurements

Here’s how you can incorporate rounding for smoother and more user-friendly measurements:

When converting from cups to liters:

  • Round the converted value to two decimal places for most recipes. For example, if the exact conversion is 0.56826 liters, round it to 0.57 liters for ease of use.

When converting from liters to cups:

  • Round the converted value to the nearest whole number or half, depending on the desired precision. For instance, if the exact conversion is 4.39918 cups, round it to 4 cups for a whole number or 4.4 cups for a more precise measurement.

Tips for measuring cups and liters by hand

If you prefer not to rely on conversion factors and instead measure the values manually, sometimes that can prove itself a helpful skill. Here are some tips to help you achieve accurate measurements:

Remember the volume of a liter: Get familiar with the volume of one liter, which equals 1000 milliliters. Take a look at how one liter of water, milk or flour appears in a container. This will assist you in visualizing the amount you need to measure accurately.

Use a reference container: If possible, find a container that holds exactly one liter of liquid. It could be a measuring jug, a bottle, or any other vessel with clear volume markings. This container will serve as your reference point for estimating one liter.

Divide visually: If you don’t have a reference container, you can divide the volume visually. Picture the liter as four equal portions or quarters. Each part is roughly 250 milliliters, which is equal to one metric cup.

The pinch method: When measuring smaller quantities, use your thumb and index finger to create a pinch with approximately 50 milliliters of liquid. This can be a rough measurement for smaller portions, such as a quarter cup.

Calibrate with standard tools: If you have standard measuring cups at home, use them to calibrate your hand measurements. Pour a cup of liquid into your hand, and then pour it into a container. Repeat this process to refine your skills.

Remember that measuring by hand can be convenient, but it may not always be as accurate as using proper measuring tools. For the precise following of recipes when cooking and baking, consider investing in reliable measuring cups and spoons.

Conclusion – cups to liters conversion

We’ve explored the uniqueness of different cup measures used in different countries and shown how to convert them into liters and vice versa. With so many different cups in use, there is no simple answer to that question.

Diving a bit into the history of metrication, we uncovered the reasons behind the adoption of different cup measures worldwide.

I hope your head is no longer spinning when using a foreign recipe. And I completely agree with the idea of using a universal type of cup for everyone worldwide!

Remember, rounding the converted cup and liter values to two decimal places or the nearest whole number allows you to incorporate these measurements into your recipes a little bit easier.

Sometimes, when needing a quick conversion, using an online converter is ok, but these will most often convert a liter into US customary cups only.

If you cook a lot and need to convert cups to liters and vice versa frequently, we find using free printable kitchen conversion charts, not a bad idea at all!

Of course, feel free to print the ones you need:

US Customary cups to liters and vice versa

US Legal cups to liters and vice versa

Imperial cups to liters and vice versa

Metric cups to liters and vice versa

Canadian cups to liters and vice versa

Australian cups to liters and vice versa

Japanese cups to liters and vice versa

cups to liters conversion chart


Why should I even know how many cups are in a liter?

It is essential to be aware of the cups-to-liters conversion when cooking or baking internationally and when trying out recipes from different areas.

Can I use an online conversion tool to calculate cups in a liter?

Yes, but be aware that most online conversion tools offer mostly the conversion from US customary and metric cups to liters.

Can I use cups and liters interchangeably in recipes?

It’s essential to use consistent units in recipes for accurate results. Converting measurements correctly ensures the recipe turns out as intended.

How many cups are in a liter of water?

It depends on which cup you are using. There are 4.22675 US customary cups, 4.16667 US legal cups, 4 metric cups, 3.51951 Imperial cups, 4 Australian cups and 5 Japanese cups in one liter of water.

How many cups are in a liter of flour?

In a liter of flour, there are 4.22675 US customary cups, 4.16667 US legal cups, four metric cups, 3.51951 Imperial cups, four Australian cups and five Japanese cups.

How many cups is one liter of milk?

Depending on the country or region, one liter of milk equals to:

  • 4.22675 US customary cups,
  • 4.16667 US legal cups,
  • 4 metric cups,
  • 3.51951 Imperial cups,
  • 4 Australian cups and
  • 5 Japanese cups.
How many cups of coffee are in a liter?

There are approximately 4.23 cups of coffee per liter when using a standard eight fl oz cup size. Remember that if you are using a different cup size, the number of cups of coffee in a liter will vary accordingly.

How many cups are in a 2-liter bottle of soda?

There are approximately 1.76 US customary cups, 1.73 US legal cups, eight metric cups, 1.48 Imperial cups, 8.8 Canadian cups, 8 Australian cups or 10 Japanese cups in two liters of soda.

How many cups of rice are in four liters?

Depending on the cup you are using, there are approximately 16.91 US customary cups, 16.65 US legal cups,14.11 Imperial cups, 16 metric cups, 17.6 Canadian cups, 16 Australian cups or 20 Japanese cups of rice in four liters.

How many drops are in a liter?

The “drop” measurement is not fixed and can vary depending on the container or suction device used. However, a standard dropper in medicinal applications is commonly used, where 15 drops equal 1 ml. Using a standard dropper, 1 liter contains approximately 15,000 drops.

How many 8 oz cups are in a liter?

One liter is equal to approximately 4.22675 cups. So, in a liter, there are 4.22675 eight-ounce cups. When rounding the value, approximately four eight-ounce cups are in a liter.

How many 7 oz cups are in a liter?

One liter is equal to approximately 33.814 fluid ounces. Therefore, there are approximately 4.83 (rounded to the nearest whole number) 7 oz cups in a liter.

How many 18 oz cups are in a liter?

One liter is equal to approximately 33.814 fluid ounces (fl oz). There are approximately 1.878 of 18 oz cups in a liter.

Cups in a liter with decimal values (fluid ounces included)
CupLiterFluid Ounce
1.0 cup0.2366 liter8.0
1.1 cups0.2613 liter8.8
1.2 cups0.2859 liter9.6
1.3 cups0.3106 liter10.4
1.4 cups0.3353 liter11.2
1.5 cups0.36 liter12.0
1.6 cups0.3846 liter12.8
1.7 cups0.4093 liter13.6
1.8 cups0.434 liter14.4
1.9 cups0.4586 liter15.2
2.0 cups0.4833 liter16.0
2.1 cups0.508 liter16.8
2.2 cups0.5326 liter17.6
2.3 cups0.5573 liter18.4
2.4 cups0.582 liter19.2
2.5 cups0.6066 liter20.0
2.6 cups0.6313 liter20.8
2.7 cups0.656 liter21.6
2.8 cups0.6807 liter22.4
2.9 cups0.7053 liter23.2
3.0 cups0.73 liter24.0
3.1 cups0.7546 liter24.8
3.2 cups0.7793 liter25.6
3.3 cups0.804 liter26.4
3.4 cups0.8287 liter27.2
3.5 cups0.8533 liter28.0
3.6 cups0.878 liter28.8
3.7 cups0.9026 liter29.6
3.8 cups0.9273 liter30.4
3.9 cups0.952 liter31.2
4.0 cups0.9766 liter32.0
4.1 cups1.001 liter32.8
4.2 cups1.0256 liter33.6
4.3 cups1.0503 liter34.4
4.4 cups1.075 liter35.2
4.5 cups1.0997 liter36.0
4.6 cups1.1243 liter36.8
4.7 cups1.149 liter37.6
4.8 cups1.1737 liter38.4
4.9 cups1.1983 liter39.2
5.0 cups1.223 liter40.0

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How to convert cups to liters

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  • First you need to know the conversion factor between cups and liters. The conversion factor for cups to liters is approximately 1 cup = 0.2366 liters (rounded to four decimal places).
  • To find the number of cups in one liter, simply divide 1 liter by the conversion factor:
    Number of cups in one liter = 1 liter ÷ 0.2366 liters/cup ≈ 4.23 cups
  • To convert cups to liters, multiply the number of cups by the conversion factor:
    Liters in one cup = 1 cup x 0.2366 = 0.2366 l


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US Legal Cups: 1 liter ≈ 1 / 0.24 ≈ 4.1667 cups
Imperial Cups: 1 liter ≈ 1 / 0.2841 ≈ 3.5195 cups
Metric Cups: 1 liter ≈ 1 / 0.25 ≈ 4 cups
Canadian Cups: 1 liter ≈ 1 / 0.227 ≈ 4.4053 cups
Australian Cups: 1 liter ≈ 1 / 0.25 ≈ 4 cups
Japanese Cups: 1 liter ≈ 1 / 0.2 ≈ 5 cups
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  1. 5 stars
    Wow, really interesting post. Thanks for sharing this.

    1. Thanks, I’m glad you liked it. It might be a bit long, but when you’re in a situation that you need to know how many Canadian cups are in a litre, then I guess it gets useful very quickly 🙂

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    1. Thanks Esme, feel free to use printable conversion charts.

  4. 5 stars
    Great idea – I live by conversion charts of all kinds! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party. Have a fantastic week!

  5. You won’t believe it, but there are even more cups in use, like 118 ml and 148 ml coffee cup and several Russian cups 🙂

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