Kilograms to Pounds Conversion

Enter the amount of sugar in kilograms below to get the value converted to pounds.

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1 kg = 2.204623 lb

How to Convert Kilograms of Sugar to Pounds

To convert a kilogram measurement to a pound measurement, multiply the sugar by the conversion ratio. One kilogram of sugar is equal to 2.204623 pounds, so use this simple formula to convert:

pounds = kilograms × 2.204623

The sugar in pounds is equal to the kilograms multiplied by 2.204623.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilograms to pounds using the formula above.
5 kg = (5 × 2.204623) = 11.023113 lb

Should I Measure Sugar by Weight or Volume?

Many experts are adamant that dry ingredients like sugar should be measured by weight instead of volume, especially when used for baking.

The reason is that the density of different sugars vary slightly, so volume measurements will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredient. Additionally, when using a cup or tablespoon, the amount that the sugar is compressed and above or under the measurement line will alter the actual amount.

This is why most experts suggest using a food scale to measure sugar when cooking, rather than a cup, tablespoon, or other volume measuring devices.

Kilograms and pounds are both units used to measure sugar. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Kilograms

One kilogram of sugar is equal to 1,000 grams, and there are 2.20462 pounds in one kilogram. A kilogram is a measure of sugar weight.

The kilogram, or kilogramme, is the SI base unit for sugar, and is also a multiple of the gram. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for 103. Kilograms can be abbreviated as kg, for example 1 kilogram can be written as 1 kg.

Pounds

A pound is a commonly used unit to measure sugar weight. A pound of sugar is equal to 16 ounces, and there are 0.453592 kilograms in one pound.

The pound is a US customary and imperial unit of sugar. Pounds can be abbreviated as lb, for example 1 pound can be written as 1 lb.