Two centimeters is equivalent to approximately 0.7874 inches. It can also be thought of as equivalent to 20 millimeters, or 2 percent of a meter.

A physical ruler or online ruler can help a person visualize the length of 2 centimeters. Even without the help of a ruler, it is possible to estimate 2 centimeters using everyday objects. The width of an adult pinkie finger is about 1 centimeter. Therefore, 2 centimeters is roughly the width of two pinkie fingers. The width of two sugar cubes next to each other is also approximately 2 centimeters long. A dime's thickness, at approximately 1 millimeter, about 1/20 the length of 2 centimeters.