Convert Kilocalories to Calories

Enter the energy in kilocalories below to get the value converted to calories.

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1 kcal = 1,000 cal

How to Convert Kilocalories to Calories

To convert a kilocalorie measurement to a calorie measurement, multiply the energy by the conversion ratio. One kilocalorie is equal to 1,000 calories, so use this simple formula to convert:

calories = kilocalories × 1,000

The energy in calories is equal to the kilocalories multiplied by 1,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilocalories to calories using the formula above.
5 kcal = (5 × 1,000) = 5,000 cal

Kilocalories and calories are both units used to measure energy. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Kilocalories

One kilocalorie, is equal to the heat needed to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water from 14.5 to 15.5 degrees Celsius.

Kilocalories can be abbreviated as kcal, for example 1 kilocalorie can be written as 1 kcal.

When being used to measure nutrition or metabolic processes, the large calorie is used, which is equal to one kilocalorie.

Calories

One calorie is equal to the heat needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water from 14.5 to 15.5 degrees Celsius.

When measuring the energy content in foods, the large calorie, or kilocalorie is used, but it's often still just called a "calorie." When both the calorie and large calorie are used in the same context it is common to refer to the calorie as a "small calorie."

Calories can be abbreviated as cal, for example 1 calorie can be written as 1 cal.

Kilocalorie Measurements and Equivalent Calorie Conversions

Common kilocalorie values converted to the equivalent calorie value
Kilocalories Calories
1 kcal 1,000 cal
2 kcal 2,000 cal
3 kcal 3,000 cal
4 kcal 4,000 cal
5 kcal 5,000 cal
6 kcal 6,000 cal
7 kcal 7,000 cal
8 kcal 8,000 cal
9 kcal 9,000 cal
10 kcal 10,000 cal
11 kcal 11,000 cal
12 kcal 12,000 cal
13 kcal 13,000 cal
14 kcal 14,000 cal
15 kcal 15,000 cal
16 kcal 16,000 cal
17 kcal 17,000 cal
18 kcal 18,000 cal
19 kcal 19,000 cal
20 kcal 20,000 cal
21 kcal 21,000 cal
22 kcal 22,000 cal
23 kcal 23,000 cal
24 kcal 24,000 cal
25 kcal 25,000 cal
26 kcal 26,000 cal
27 kcal 27,000 cal
28 kcal 28,000 cal
29 kcal 29,000 cal
30 kcal 30,000 cal
31 kcal 31,000 cal
32 kcal 32,000 cal
33 kcal 33,000 cal
34 kcal 34,000 cal
35 kcal 35,000 cal
36 kcal 36,000 cal
37 kcal 37,000 cal
38 kcal 38,000 cal
39 kcal 39,000 cal
40 kcal 40,000 cal

More Kilocalorie Energy Conversions

Joules
Convert to Joules
1 kcal is equal to 4,184 joules
Convert to Kilojoules
1 kcal is equal to 4.184 kilojoules
Convert to Megajoules
1 kcal is equal to 0.004184 megajoules
Convert to Gigajoules
1 kcal is equal to 4.184E-6 gigajoules
Calories
Convert to Megacalories
1 kcal is equal to 0.001 megacalories
Watts x Time
Convert to Watt-hours
1 kcal is equal to 1.162222 watt-hours
Convert to Kilowatt-hours
1 kcal is equal to 0.001162 kilowatt-hours
Convert to Megawatt-hours
1 kcal is equal to 1.1622E-6 megawatt-hours
Convert to Watt-seconds
1 kcal is equal to 4,184 watt-seconds
Thermal Units
Convert to British Thermal Units
1 kcal is equal to 3.965667 british thermal units
Convert to Million BTU
1 kcal is equal to 3.9657E-6 million BTU
Convert to Therms
1 kcal is equal to 3.9657E-5 therms
Convert to Quads
1 kcal is equal to 3.9657E-15 quads
Electronvolts
Convert to Electronvolts
1 kcal is equal to 26,113,999,999,999,999,475,712 electronvolts
Convert to Kiloelectronvolts
1 kcal is equal to 26,114,000,000,000,000,000 kiloelectronvolts
Convert to Megaelectronvolts
1 kcal is equal to 26,114,000,000,000,000 megaelectronvolts