Kilograms to Cups Conversion Calculator
Enter the weight in kilograms below to calculate the volume in cups.
1 kg ≈ 4 1/4 c
How to Convert Kilograms to Cups
To convert a kilogram measurement to a cup measurement, divide the weight multiplied by 4.226753 by the density of the ingredient or material.
You can use this simple formula to convert:
Thus, the weight in cups is equal to the kilograms times 4.226753, divided by the density of the ingredient or material.
Kilograms and cups are both commonly used to measure cooking ingredients.
For cooking applications, most chefs suggest measuring dry ingredients by weight rather than volume to improve accuracy in the measurements. The density of dry ingredients can vary for a variety of reasons, such as compaction.
The best way to ensure an accurate conversion is to use a scale. When a scale is not available, a calculator like the one above is a good way to estimate the weight to volume conversion.
Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
How Many Cups are in a Kilogram?
The actual volume of a kilogram will vary depending on the density of the material. The table below shows how many cups of various wet and dry ingredients are in a kilogram.
|Weight in Kilograms:||Volume in Cups of:|
|Water||Milk||Cooking Oil||All Purpose Flour||Granulated Sugar|
|1 kg||4.2268 c||4.1036 c||4.8031 c||7.9901 c||5 c|
|2 kg||8.4535 c||8.2073 c||9.6063 c||15.98 c||10 c|
|3 kg||12.68 c||12.31 c||14.41 c||23.97 c||15 c|
|4 kg||16.91 c||16.41 c||19.21 c||31.96 c||20 c|
|5 kg||21.13 c||20.52 c||24.02 c||39.95 c||25 c|
|6 kg||25.36 c||24.62 c||28.82 c||47.94 c||30 c|
|7 kg||29.59 c||28.73 c||33.62 c||55.93 c||35 c|
|8 kg||33.81 c||32.83 c||38.43 c||63.92 c||40 c|
|9 kg||38.04 c||36.93 c||43.23 c||71.91 c||45 c|
|10 kg||42.27 c||41.04 c||48.03 c||79.9 c||50 c|
|11 kg||46.49 c||45.14 c||52.83 c||87.89 c||55 c|
|12 kg||50.72 c||49.24 c||57.64 c||95.88 c||60 c|
|13 kg||54.95 c||53.35 c||62.44 c||103.87 c||65 c|
|14 kg||59.17 c||57.45 c||67.24 c||111.86 c||70 c|
|15 kg||63.4 c||61.55 c||72.05 c||119.85 c||75 c|
|16 kg||67.63 c||65.66 c||76.85 c||127.84 c||80 c|
|17 kg||71.85 c||69.76 c||81.65 c||135.83 c||85 c|
|18 kg||76.08 c||73.87 c||86.46 c||143.82 c||90 c|
|19 kg||80.31 c||77.97 c||91.26 c||151.81 c||95 c|
|20 kg||84.54 c||82.07 c||96.06 c||159.8 c||100 c|
|21 kg||88.76 c||86.18 c||100.87 c||167.79 c||105 c|
|22 kg||92.99 c||90.28 c||105.67 c||175.78 c||110 c|
|23 kg||97.22 c||94.38 c||110.47 c||183.77 c||115 c|
|24 kg||101.44 c||98.49 c||115.28 c||191.76 c||120 c|
|25 kg||105.67 c||102.59 c||120.08 c||199.75 c||125 c|
|26 kg||109.9 c||106.69 c||124.88 c||207.74 c||130 c|
|27 kg||114.12 c||110.8 c||129.68 c||215.73 c||135 c|
|28 kg||118.35 c||114.9 c||134.49 c||223.72 c||140 c|
|29 kg||122.58 c||119.01 c||139.29 c||231.71 c||145 c|
|30 kg||126.8 c||123.11 c||144.09 c||239.7 c||150 c|
|31 kg||131.03 c||127.21 c||148.9 c||247.69 c||155 c|
|32 kg||135.26 c||131.32 c||153.7 c||255.68 c||160 c|
|33 kg||139.48 c||135.42 c||158.5 c||263.67 c||165 c|
|34 kg||143.71 c||139.52 c||163.31 c||271.66 c||170 c|
|35 kg||147.94 c||143.63 c||168.11 c||279.65 c||175 c|
|36 kg||152.16 c||147.73 c||172.91 c||287.64 c||180 c|
|37 kg||156.39 c||151.83 c||177.72 c||295.63 c||185 c|
|38 kg||160.62 c||155.94 c||182.52 c||303.62 c||190 c|
|39 kg||164.84 c||160.04 c||187.32 c||311.61 c||195 c|
|40 kg||169.07 c||164.15 c||192.13 c||319.6 c||200 c|
The definition of the kilogram changed in 2019. One kilogram was previously equal to the mass of the platinum-iridium bar, known as the International Prototype of the Kilogram, which was stored in Sèvres, France.
The kilogram, or kilogramme, is the SI base unit for weight 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.
The cup is a unit of volume equal to 16 tablespoons or 8 fluid ounces. The cup should not be confused with the metric cup or the teacup, which are different units of volume. One cup is equal to just under 236.6 milliliters, but in nutrition labeling, one cup is equal to 240 milliliters.
The cup is a US customary unit of volume. Cups can be abbreviated as c, and are also sometimes abbreviated as C. For example, 1 cup can be written as 1 c or 1 C.
- National Institute of Standards & Technology, Metric Cooking Resources, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/metric-cooking-resources
- International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/documents/20126/41483022/SI-Brochure-9-EN.pdf
- U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Guidance for Industry: Guidelines for Determining Metric Equivalents of Household Measures, https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-documents/guidance-industry-guidelines-determining-metric-equivalents-household-measures