How many cups are there in a liter?
There are 4.22 US cups, 3.52 imperial cups and 4 metric cups in a liter (litre).
Here is how:
In United States, 1 US cup has a capacity of 8 US fluid ounces (236.58 mL) and 1 liter is 33.814 US fluid ounces (1000 mL). That makes 33.814 / 8 = 4.22675 cups in a liter in US.
For Imperial System (UK):
In Imperial system 1 imperial cup has a capacity of 10 imperial fluid ounces (284.131 mL) and 1 litre is 35.1951 imperial fluid ounces (1000 mL). That makes 35.1951 / 10 = 3.51951 imperial cups in a litre in UK.
Please note that, UK now uses the metric cups instead of the traditional imperial cups. It depends on how and where you need this conversion (like old recipe books etc), the answer you are looking for might be either 3.52 or 4 as it is in the metric system which is explained below.
For Metric System:
In metric system, 1 litre is 1000 mL and 1 metric cup is 250 mL. That makes 1000 / 250 = 4 cups in a litre in the metric system.
How to convert from liters (litres) to cups?
To convert from liters to cups, multiply the number of liters "x" by 4.22 for US, multiply by 3.52 for the imperial system and multiply by 4 for the metric system.
For example, to find out how many US cups there are in a liter and a half, multiply 1.5 by 4.22, that makes 6.34 US cups in 1.5 liters.
You may also use this volume units conversion tool to convert between US, imperial, metric cups and liters.
What is a liter (litre)?
Liter (litre) is a metric system volume unit. 1 liter is 1000 mL, 33.814 US fluid ounces and 35.1951 imperial fluid ounces. The abbreviation is "L".
What is a cup?
Cup is a volume unit used to measure the liquid and dry foods. 1 US cup is 8 US fluid ounces, 1 imperial cup is 10 imperial fluid ounces, 1 Canadian cup is 8 imperial fluid ounces and 1 metric cup is 250 mL. The abbreviation is "c".
The list for your reference:
1 Liter = 4.2267528377 Cups [US]
1 Liter = 3.51951 Cups [Imperial, UK]
1 Liter = 4 Cups [Metric]
For all conversions to find out how many cups there are in "x" liters please check the table below. If the liters to cups conversion value that you are looking for is not listed in the conversion table, you may also create your own custom conversion table.