So how many miles is that? The average person walks 2,000 steps to make a mile. Using that as a baseline you can figure out how many miles you’ve walked by looking at the steps on your pedometer.

  • 500 steps = approximately ¼ mile
  • 1,000 steps = approximately ½ mile
  • 2,000 steps = approximately 1 mile
  • 4,000 steps = approximately 2 miles
  • 5,000 steps = approximately 2 ½ miles
  • 10,000 steps = approximately 5 miles (This is the recommended amount of daily steps for Americans.)
  • 20,000 steps = approximately 10 miles

To determine if these numbers are accurate for you, wear your pedometer while you walk one mile and see how close you are to 2,000 steps. This will help you achieve even greater accuracy.