Enter the hip measurement (in) and the total waist measurement (in) into the Hip to Waist Ratio Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Hip to Waist Ratio. 

Hip to Waist Ratio Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Hip to Waist Ratio. 

HWR = H / W

  • Where HWR is the Hip to Waist Ratio (hip:1(waist))
  • H is the hip measurement (in) 
  • W is the total waist measurement (in) 

How to Calculate Hip to Waist Ratio?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Hip to Waist Ratio.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the hip measurement (in). 
    • The hip measurement (in) is given as: 28.
  2. Next, determine the total waist measurement (in). 
    • The total waist measurement (in) is provided as: 32.
  3. Finally, calculate the Hip to Waist Ratio using the equation above: 

HWR = H / W

The values given above are inserted into the equation below and the solution is calculated:

HWR = 28 / 32 = .875 (hip:1(waist))


Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

hip measurement (in) = 26

total waist measurement (in) = 30

Test your knowledge using the equation and check your answer with the calculator above.

HWR = H / W = ?