Recently, I was reading the newspaper and I came across a property ad. There was information about different plots along with their sizes and units. I glanced at them and my mind went numb. Too many numbers and calculations!
If you are someone who is calculating the cost of construction of your house, then you need to have information about the units and how to convert them accurately.
Suppose you are about to construct your own home and you need to calculate the cost to construct a house or cost to construct a basement. To do so, you will be needing accurate measurements and the pros and cons of constructing a basement. Therefore, it is mandatory to have a firm grip over these conversions.
I am really bad at conversions and calculations ever since I was a child. I am always mixing up units and all these hefty numbers. I am sure I am not alone in this struggle, and there are plenty of other people out there who are equally annoyed by these numbers.
So, today I sat down and decided to write about plot size conversions in Pakistan. I believe these calculations will give a fair idea to people about different local units and how to convert them. Before going further one should know about property tax because property tax varies on every square yard.
Marla to Square feet, Square Yards, Square Meters, Square Inches, and Acres
In Pakistan, the traditional unit used for the measurement of plot size is ‘Marla’. Apart from marla, the plots are also measured in terms of square feet, gaz or square meter.
|1 marla||272.25 square feet|
|1 marla||30.25 square yards|
|1 marla||25.29 square meters|
|1 marla||39204 square inches|
|1 marla||0.0062 acre|
Different Measurements of Marla
Marla is the traditional unit for the measurement of plot size. It was started in the British era and today it is used in Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh.
Interestingly, the conversion of marla into square foot varies in different regions of Pakistan. Usually, there are two conversions, which are as follows:
- The first conversion states that one marla is equivalent to 272.25 sq. ft. It is the standard unit for the measurement of revenue records.
- The second conversion states that one marla is equivalent to 250 sq. ft. This conversion is usually used by developing and municipal authorities and private housing schemes.
Other Local Units
|One karam||5.5 feet|
|One square karam also called sarsai||250 sq. ft.|
|One marla||9 sarsai|
|One kanal||20 marlas|
|One bigha||4 kanals|
|One killa||8 kanals|
|One murabba||25 acres|
|One hectare||2.5 acres|
Converting Marla into Square Feet, Square Yard and Square Meter
Following are the tables that give a clear idea of how to convert marla into other units.
1 Marla= 272 Square Feet*
|Square Feet||Square Yard (Gaz)|
* It is the standard unit for the measurement of revenue records.
1 Marla= 250 Square Feet**
|Marla||Square Feet||Square Yard||Square Meter|
** This conversion is usually used in the developing and municipal authorities and private housing schemes.
Calculators To Covert Plot Size
The following are two very useful plot size calculators. These calculators will help you gain knowledge about conversions. All you have to do is enter the data and you are good to go. There are many real estate podcasts, real estate blogs, and real estate YouTube channels that you should follow to get familiar with all these real estate terms and conversions.
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These calculations and terminologies can help you a lot in the understanding of plot size conversions. However, if you are still confused about all those zeroes, check out Converting Millions, Billions, and Trillions into Lakh, Crore and Arab. It will give you a fair idea about all those zeroes.
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