How big is 0.5 square meters?
It's about half as big as a Bath Towel
The size of a Bath Towel is about 1.0838 square meters.
(for Fieldcrest Luxury Solid Towels)
It's about five times as big as an Airplane Tray Table
The size of an Airplane Tray Table is about 0.1010 square meters.
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-tenth as big as a King Size Bed
The size of a King Size Bed is about 4.03 square meters.
(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
It's about twelve-and-a-half times as big as an Apple iPad
The size of an Apple iPad is about 0.04002 square meters.
(for 9.7 inch, Apple iPad Air MD785LL/B)
It's about one-thirtieth as big as a Parking Space
The size of a Parking Space is about 15 square meters.
(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 90 times as big as a Playing Card
The size of a Playing Card is about 0.0056 square meters.
(ISO 216 B8 size)
It's about 95 times as big as a Post-it® Note (3M)
The size of a Post-it® Note (3M) is about 0.0054 square meters.
(3M) (generically sticky notes, a.k.a. repositionable notes, a.k.a. repositional notes)
It's about one-five-hundredth as big as a Tennis court
The size of a Tennis court is about 260.871740 square meters.
(per ITF specification; for doubles)
It's about 650 times as big as a Secure Digital (SD) card
The size of a Secure Digital (SD) card is about 0.00077 square meters.
It's about one-seven-hundredth as big as an IMAX screen
The size of an IMAX screen is about 354.20 square meters.
It's about one-one-thousandth as big as a Basketball court
The size of a Basketball court is about 495.63771840 square meters.
(per NBA regulation)
It's about 1,000 times as big as a Postage Stamp
The size of a Postage Stamp is about 0.0004 square meters.
(average; United States dimensions)
A typical postage stamp measures an average of 0.0004 square meters. One of the most prized stamps among collectors is the US-issued "Inverted Jenny" stamp printed in 1918, which features an upside-down image of Curtiss JN-4 ("Jenny") airplane; a single stamp sold for $977,500 at a 2007 auction.
It's about 1,000 times as big as a US Quarter
The size of a US Quarter is about 0.0004622 square meters.
(United States quarter-dollar coin) (a.k.a. Quarter dollar, a.k.a. Washington quarter, a.k.a. two bits)
It's about 2,000 times as big as a US Penny
The size of a US Penny is about 0.000285 square meters.
(United States one-cent coin) (a.k.a. Lincoln penny, a.k.a. Cent, a.k.a. One cent piece)