**There are approximately 152 centimeters in 5 feet.** The exact conversion gives a total of 152.4 centimeters.

A common way to convert centimeters to feet is to first convert centimeters to inches. There are approximately 2.5 centimeters to 1 inch. There are 12 inches in 1 foot. When 12 is multiplied by 5 feet, one gets an answer of 60 inches, and there are 152.4 centimeters in 60 inches.

Metric units of measurement, such as centimeters and millimeters, are used in the United Kingdom and Europe, while basic measurement units such as inches and feet are used in the United States.