How big is 5 square meters?
It's about one-and-one-fourth times 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)
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
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 four-and-a-half times as big as a Bath Towel
The size of a Bath Towel is about 1.0838 square meters.
(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
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-fiftieth as big as a Tennis court
The size of a Tennis court is about 260.871740 square meters.
(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
The size of an IMAX screen is about 354.20 square meters.
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
The size of a Basketball court is about 495.63771840 square meters.
(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.
It's about 100 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)
An Apple iPad measures 23 cm (9.4 in) x 17 cm (6.6 in) for a total device area of 0.04002 sq. m (62.04 sq. in). The base model iPad Air features 16 GB of storage capacity.
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as big as Fort Knox
The size of Fort Knox is about 1,180 square meters.
(a.k.a. the United States Bullion Depository, a.k.a. "Gold Vault") (Kentucky)
The United States Bullion Depository, commonly referred to by the metonym "Fort Knox" (in spite of the fact that the Depository is not located on the Fort proper), measures 32.0 m (105 ft) by 36.9 m (121 ft), for a total area of about 1,180 sq. m. The Depository is most famous for housing the largest portion of the national gold reserve, but has also temporarily housed the original US Declaration of Independence, an original copy of the US Constitution, and other important documents, kept there for safe keeping during World War II.
It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as big as Manchester Cathedral
The size of Manchester Cathedral is about 1,238 square meters.
(a.k.a. Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Mary, St Denys and St George) (Manchester, England, United Kingdom) (total interior area of Nave, Chapel, Library, Chapter House, and Rectory)
Manchester Cathedral includes a total interior area of 1,238 sq. m between the Nave, Chapel, Library, Chapter House, and Rectory. The height of the Cathedral's bell tower is 41.1 m.
It's about one-three-hundredth as big as a Hockey rink
The size of a Hockey rink is about 1,516.828740 square meters.
(per NHL specification)
Per National Hockey League Official Rules, a hockey rink should measure 60.96 m long by 25.908 m wide with a corner arc radius of 8.5344 m, for a total area of about 1,516.82874 sq. m. Ice hockey is believed to have developed from field hockey after players began holding games on ice rinks, which had been traditionally used for the sport of curling.
It's about 900 times as big as a Playing Card
The size of a Playing Card is about 0.0056 square meters.
(ISO 216 B8 size)
A single ISO 216 B8-size playing card measures 0.0056 square meters. Although this size is the most common playing card, many casinos use the smaller "bridge size" card — 0.0026 square meters smaller.
It's about one-nine-hundredth as big as Bill Gates' Home
The size of Bill Gates' Home is about 4,474 square meters.
One of the largest homes in the world, Bill and Melinda Gates' home has a total area of 4,474 sq. m, including 7 bedrooms, 24 bathrooms, 6 kitchens, 6 fireplaces, a 230 sq. m gym, a 90 sq. m dining room, and a 190 sq. m library. It was designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the same architectural firm responsible for the design of one of Apple Inc's flagship stores on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
It's about 950 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)
A Post-it® Note measures 0.0054 square meters in total area. In September, 1989, Hurricane Hugo swept through Charleston, South Carolina with winds up to 230 kph (140 mph), uprooting eight oak trees in Mr. Bruce Brakefield's yard, but leaving in place a Post-it® note attached to his front door.
It's about one-one-thousandth as big as a Football field
The size of a Football field is about 5,351.2151040 square meters.
(American) (per NFL regulation)
Per NFL rules, a football field should measure 109.728 m (120 yards) long by 48.768 m wide, for a total area of 5,351.215104 sq. m. Due to a blizzard, the first NFL playoff game in 1932 was held indoors in Chicago Stadium (it was also the first indoor game) on a field measuring just 55 m by 40.0 m, for a total area of 2,200 sq. m.