Bluebulb Projects presents:
The Measure of Things Logo
Step 1: What kind of measurement do you want to compare?
Length Icon (Ruler)
Length
Weight (Mass) Icon (Scale)
Weight
Speed Icon (Running Man)
Speed
Time Icon (Clock)
Time
Area Icon (Floorplan)
Area
Volume Icon (Beaker)
Volume
Computer Data Icon (Laptop)
Data

Click an icon above to choose a measurement type for comparison. This space will display an explanation as you move your mouse over the icons.
Unit

Amount




Equivalents in other units


How big is 5 square meters?

Sort Order:
Closest first | Highest first | Lowest first

It's about one-and-one-fourth times as big as a King Size Bed.
In other words, 5 square meters is 1.24 times the size of a King Size Bed, and the size of a King Size Bed is 0.806 times that amount.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A King-Size mattress measures 4.03 sq. m in total area. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 5 sq. m for those in positions of wealth or power.
It's about one-third as big as a Parking Space.
In other words, 5 square meters is 0.333 times the size of a Parking Space, and the size of a Parking Space is 3 times that amount.
(a.k.a Parking Stall) (average; surface lot; North America)
An average-size parking space in a North American surface lot measures 15.0 sq. m. Due to the high real estate prices at the time, parking spaces in a densely-populated part of Manhattan would sell for an average of $165,000 in 2007, with some spaces fetching up to $225,000.
It's about four-and-a-half times as big as a Bath Towel.
In other words, 5 square meters is 4.6134 times the size of a Bath Towel, and the size of a Bath Towel is 0.21676 times that amount.
(for Fieldcrest Luxury Solid Towels)
Bath towels typically measure 142.24 cm (56 in) by 76.2 cm (30 in), for a total area of about 1.0838 sq. m (12 sq. ft). The city of Bursa, Turkey is known as the birthplace of the modern towel.
It's about 50 times as big as an Airplane Tray Table.
In other words, 5 square meters is 49.5 times the size of an Airplane Tray Table, and the size of an Airplane Tray Table is 0.0202 times that amount.
(average)
With wide variation among different models of airplanes, in-flight tray tables measure around 41.2 cm (16.5 in) x 24.1 cm (9.5 in) for a total area of 0.101 sq. m. Flight safety rules require that the tray tables be upright and locked during takeoff and landing so as to reduce the risk of passenger abdominal injury.
It's about one-fiftieth as big as a Tennis court.
In other words, 5 square meters is 0.019166507 times the size of a Tennis court, and the size of a Tennis court is 52.174348 times that amount.
(per ITF specification; for doubles)
Per International Tennis Federation Rules of Tennis 2009, a doubles tennis court should measure 23.7744 m long by 10.9728 m, for a total area of about 260.87174 sq. m. Courts may be surfaced with crushed red stone, shale, brick, hard-soil grass, or asphalt.
It's about one-seventieth as big as an IMAX screen.
In other words, 5 square meters is 0.01412 times the size of an IMAX screen, and the size of an IMAX screen is 70.82 times that amount.
(standard)
An IMAX movie theater screen measures 22 m (72 ft) by 16 m (52 ft) for a total area of 350 sq. m. Because the film used in an IMAX movie is more than eight times larger than regular film, the platters of a two-and-a-half hour feature film can weigh up to 250 kg (550 lbs).
It's about one-one-hundredth as big as a Basketball court.
In other words, 5 square meters is 0.01008801351 times the size of a Basketball court, and the size of a Basketball court is 99.12754369 times that amount.
(per NBA regulation)
Per NBA rules , a basketball court should measure 29.5656 m long by 16.764 m wide, for a total area of 495.6377184 sq. m. The first basketball game, held in a Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, was played on a court half the size of today's NBA standard and ended with a score of 1-0.