What to know how old you cat is in himan years then look at this chart. There is no reliable scientific method for calculating exactly how old your cat is in human years. It's often suggested that one human year is the equivalent of seven 'cat years', but in reality a one year-old cat is far more mature than a seven year-old child. Experts generally agree that the first two years of a cat's life are roughly equal to the first 25 of a human. Thereafter, each additional year equals approximately four 'cat years'. Use this chart to get a rough idea of how old your cat is.