Kilocalories to Megacalories Conversion

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

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1 kcal = 0.001 Mcal

How to Convert Kilocalories to Megacalories

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

megacalories = kilocalories ÷ 1,000

The energy in megacalories is equal to the kilocalories divided by 1,000.

For example, here's how to convert 500 kilocalories to megacalories using the formula above.
500 kcal = (500 ÷ 1,000) = 0.5 Mcal

Kilocalories and megacalories 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.

Megacalories

One megacalorie is equal to 1,000,000 calories, which are the heat needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water from 14.5 to 15.5 degrees Celsius. One megacalorie is equal to 4.184 megajoules.

Megacalories can be abbreviated as Mcal; for example, 1 megacalorie can be written as 1 Mcal.

Kilocalorie to Megacalorie Conversion Table

Kilocalorie measurements converted to megacalories
Kilocalories Megacalories
1 kcal 0.001 Mcal
2 kcal 0.002 Mcal
3 kcal 0.003 Mcal
4 kcal 0.004 Mcal
5 kcal 0.005 Mcal
6 kcal 0.006 Mcal
7 kcal 0.007 Mcal
8 kcal 0.008 Mcal
9 kcal 0.009 Mcal
10 kcal 0.01 Mcal
20 kcal 0.02 Mcal
30 kcal 0.03 Mcal
40 kcal 0.04 Mcal
50 kcal 0.05 Mcal
60 kcal 0.06 Mcal
70 kcal 0.07 Mcal
80 kcal 0.08 Mcal
90 kcal 0.09 Mcal
100 kcal 0.1 Mcal
200 kcal 0.2 Mcal
300 kcal 0.3 Mcal
400 kcal 0.4 Mcal
500 kcal 0.5 Mcal
600 kcal 0.6 Mcal
700 kcal 0.7 Mcal
800 kcal 0.8 Mcal
900 kcal 0.9 Mcal
1,000 kcal 1 Mcal