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# How many fluid ounces are in a pint?

###### 07/08/2014

There are 16 fluid ounces in a U.S. pint.

There are 20 fluid ounces in an Imperial pint.

There are 16 fluid ounces in an Imperial tenth (1/2 fifth).

## Ounces in a Pint

Arguably, there is no unit in existence that leads to more hair-pulling confusion than the pint. There's the UK pint (~567.5 ml), the US liquid pint (~473.6 ml), and the US dry pint (~550.61 ml), further complicated by the fact there is the UK liquid ounce (~28.35 ml) and the US liquid ounce (~29.6 ml), which should never be -- but frequently is -- confused with the dry ounce (~28.35 g), which is a measure of mass and weight, not volume.

### Here are some conversions for you:

1 pint [US, liquid] = 16 ounce [US, liquid] (1.04125 pounds of water)

1 pint [UK] = 20 ounce [UK, liquid] (1.25 pounds of water)

1 pint [US, liquid] = 16.653 483 693 ounce [UK, liquid]

1 pint [UK] = 19.215 198 808 ounce [US, liquid]

1 pint [US, dry] = 18.618 355 102 ounce [US, liquid]

1 pint [US, dry] = 19.378 779 567 ounce [UK, liquid]

Note that this is for a fluid pint and fluid ounce. Dry ounces and fluid ounces are not interchangeable. Fluid ounces are a measure of volume and dry ounces are a measure of weight or mass.

There are 16 fluid ounces (~473.6 ml) in a US pint and 20 fluid ounces (~567.5 ml) in a UK pint.

And a US, dry pint (volume) is not broken down into smaller units, because it is the smallest unit of a bushel, (8 gallons US, dry; 4 pecks; 32 quarts; or 64 pints).