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Units of Measurement in the US

The United States is the only industrialized country that doesn’t use the metric system as the standard measurement system. Instead, they use the United States customary system of measurement which originated from the British Imperial Units. The following information is useful to familiarize yourself with if you are planning a stay in Miami lodging and accommodations.

It can be very confusing when you first arrive to stay in your Miami lodging and accommodations in the US, as measurement units are not the same here. Temperature, volumes, length, area, weight, measurements for cooking: nothing is the same.

Following are conversion charts of the main types of unit of measurement Miami that you may need during your stay in Miami lodging and accommodations in the United States.


The four US customary unit of measurement Miami used on a daily basis are the inch, foot, yard and mile. Here is a table to convert the units into their metrics equivalent.


The most useful unit of measurement Miami for liquid volume measurement are the following:


The ounce and pound are the most commonly used unit of measurement Miami for mass in the United States. Following is a chart with their conversion to the International System of units (IS).


The most commonly used measurement for area is the square foot and the acre. The following chart shows each unit's equivalent in the Metric System.

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