Unit Converter

Conversion formula

The conversion factor from milliliters to liters is 0.001, which means that 1 milliliter is equal to 0.001 liters:

1 ml = 0.001 L

To convert 500 milliliters into liters we have to multiply 500 by the conversion factor in order to get the volume amount from milliliters to liters. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 ml → 0.001 L

500 ml → V(L)

Solve the above proportion to obtain the volume V in liters:

V(L) = 500 ml × 0.001 L

V(L) = 0.5 L

The final result is:

500 ml → 0.5 L

We conclude that 500 milliliters is equivalent to 0.5 liters:

500 milliliters = 0.5 liters

500 milliliters is equal to 0.5 liters

Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 liter is equal to 2 × 500 milliliters.

Another way is saying that 500 milliliters is equal to 1 ÷ 2 liters.

Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that five hundred milliliters is approximately zero point five liters:

500 ml ≅ 0.5 L

An alternative is also that one liter is approximately two times five hundred milliliters.

Conversion table

milliliters to liters chart

For quick reference purposes, below is the conversion table you can use to convert from milliliters to liters

milliliters (ml) liters (L)
501 milliliters 0.501 liters
502 milliliters 0.502 liters
503 milliliters 0.503 liters
504 milliliters 0.504 liters
505 milliliters 0.505 liters
506 milliliters 0.506 liters
507 milliliters 0.507 liters
508 milliliters 0.508 liters
509 milliliters 0.509 liters
510 milliliters 0.51 liters