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Time[edit | edit source]

Time in Minecraft Time in Real life
1 minute ≈0.8 seconds
1 hour 50 seconds
1 day 20 minutes
1 week ≈2.3 hours
1 lunar cycle ≈2.7 hours
1 month ≈10 hours
1 year ≈5 days
1 decade ≈7.1 weeks
1 century ≈1.37 years
1 millennium ≈13.7 years


Amount of items[edit | edit source]

1 item is the most basic measurement in quantity.

  • 1 stack = 64 Items. This applies to non-stackable and partially-stackable items as well. e.g. 64 water buckets = 1 stack of water buckets, although they do not technically stack.
One stack of a fully-stackable material (e.g. stone, diamond) will fully occupy one slot in one's inventory.
  • 1 full chest = 27 slots or 27 stacks = 1,728 items.
  • 1 inventory = 4/3 or 1.333… full chests = 36 stacks = 2,304 items.
  • 1 full double chest = 2 chestfuls = 54 stacks = 3,456 items.
  • 1 chunk = ~37.926 chestfuls = 1024 stacks = 65,536 items.
  • 1 stack of chests = 64 chestfuls = 1,728 stacks = 110,592 items.
  • 1 chest squared = 1 chestful of chests = 1,728 chestfuls = 46,656 stacks = 2,985,984 items.
  • 1 chunk of chests = 65,536 chestsful = 4,194,304 stacks = 113,246,208 items.
  • 1 chest cubed = 1 chestful of chestfuls of chests = 1,728 chestfuls of chests = 46,656 chestfuls = 5,159,780,352 items.
  • 1 world = ~14.9542 chests to the fifth = ~25,840.8933 chests to the fourth = ~44,653,063.5574 chests cubed = 2,034,505,208.33… chunks of chests = ~77,160,493,827,1605 chests squared = 3,515,625,000,000 chunks = 133,333,333,333,333.33… chestsful = 3,600,000,000,000,000 stacks = 230,400,000,000,000,000 items.
  • 1 world of chests = 230,400,000,000,000,000 chestsful = 6,220,800,000,000,000,000 stacks = 398,131,200,000,000,000,000 items.
Note: 1 chunk is a 16×16×256 piece of a Minecraft map.

Health[edit | edit source]

The basic measure of health is one hit point (1 (Half Heart.svg)). One heart (2 (Heart.svg)) is also commonly used when talking about health.

Damage/entity HP
Chicken 4 (Heart.svgHeart.svg)
Item 5 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg)
Instant Damage 6 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)
Diamond sword 7 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg)
Cow 10 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)
Player 20 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)
Enderman 40 (Heart.svg × 20)
TNT 65 (Heart.svg × 32.5) max
Iron golem 100 (Heart.svg × 50)
Ender Dragon 200 (Heart.svg × 100)
Wither 300 (Heart.svg × 150)
Player with maximum Health Boost and maximum Absorption 2068 (Heart.svg × 1034)
/kill command 3.4028234663852886E38 (Heart.svg × 1.7014117331926E+38)

Hunger[edit | edit source]

Similarly, the basic unit in hunger is a food point - Half Hunger.svg - displayed as a chicken drumstick.

A full hunger bar (Hunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svg) contains 20 food points (sticks).

Distance[edit | edit source]

The basic measure of distance is a block. One block in Minecraft is one meter cubed (1 m3) in real life.

So, knowing that one block is one meter cubed, we can assume that:

Metric units[edit | edit source]

Length Blocks Pixels
1 kilometer = 1000 blocks = 16000 pixels
1 hectometer = 100 blocks = 1600 pixels
1 decameter = 10 blocks = 160 pixels
1 meter = 1 block = 16 pixels
1 decimeter = 0.1 blocks = 1.6 pixels
1 centimeter = 0.01 blocks = 0.16 pixels
1 millimeter = 0.001 blocks = 0.016 pixels
6.25 cm = 0.0625 blocks = 1 pixel
62.5 cm = 0.625 blocks = 10 pixels
6.25 m = 6.25 blocks = 100 pixels
Blocks Volume
1 block = 1 m3
1 block = 1000 liters
1 voxel = 244 cm3
1 voxel = 244 milliliters

Imperial/U.S customary units[edit | edit source]

Length Blocks
1 mile = 1,609.344 blocks
1 yard = 0.9144 blocks
1 foot = 0.3048 blocks
1 inch = 0.0254 blocks
Blocks Length
1 block = 0.000621371192 miles
= 1.0936133 yards
= 3.2808399 feet
= 39.3700787 inches
Blocks Length (approx.)
1 block 11,760 miles
≈ 1 yard
≈ 3 feet
≈ 36 inches
1 pixel = 128,160 miles
= 0.2 feet
=2.46 inches
Blocks Volume
1 block ≈ 264 US fluid gallons
≈ 227 US dry gallons
≈ 219 Imperial Gallons
1 voxel = 0.064 US fluid gallons
= 0.256 quarts
= 1.024 cups