Kilograms to Milliliters Conversion Calculator
Enter the weight in kilograms below to calculate the volume in milliliters.
How to Convert Kilograms to Milliliters
To convert a kilogram measurement to a milliliter measurement, divide the weight multiplied by 1,000 by the density of the ingredient or material.
You can use this simple formula to convert:
Thus, the weight in milliliters is equal to the kilograms times 1,000, divided by the density of the ingredient or material.
Kilograms and milliliters 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 Milliliters 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 milliliters of various wet and dry ingredients are in a kilogram.
|Weight in Kilograms:||Volume in Milliliters of:|
|Water||Milk||Cooking Oil||All Purpose Flour||Granulated Sugar|
|1 kg||1,000 ml||970.87 ml||1,136 ml||1,890 ml||1,183 ml|
|2 kg||2,000 ml||1,942 ml||2,273 ml||3,781 ml||2,366 ml|
|3 kg||3,000 ml||2,913 ml||3,409 ml||5,671 ml||3,549 ml|
|4 kg||4,000 ml||3,883 ml||4,545 ml||7,561 ml||4,732 ml|
|5 kg||5,000 ml||4,854 ml||5,682 ml||9,452 ml||5,915 ml|
|6 kg||6,000 ml||5,825 ml||6,818 ml||11,342 ml||7,098 ml|
|7 kg||7,000 ml||6,796 ml||7,955 ml||13,233 ml||8,281 ml|
|8 kg||8,000 ml||7,767 ml||9,091 ml||15,123 ml||9,464 ml|
|9 kg||9,000 ml||8,738 ml||10,227 ml||17,013 ml||10,646 ml|
|10 kg||10,000 ml||9,709 ml||11,364 ml||18,904 ml||11,829 ml|
|11 kg||11,000 ml||10,680 ml||12,500 ml||20,794 ml||13,012 ml|
|12 kg||12,000 ml||11,650 ml||13,636 ml||22,684 ml||14,195 ml|
|13 kg||13,000 ml||12,621 ml||14,773 ml||24,575 ml||15,378 ml|
|14 kg||14,000 ml||13,592 ml||15,909 ml||26,465 ml||16,561 ml|
|15 kg||15,000 ml||14,563 ml||17,045 ml||28,355 ml||17,744 ml|
|16 kg||16,000 ml||15,534 ml||18,182 ml||30,246 ml||18,927 ml|
|17 kg||17,000 ml||16,505 ml||19,318 ml||32,136 ml||20,110 ml|
|18 kg||18,000 ml||17,476 ml||20,455 ml||34,026 ml||21,293 ml|
|19 kg||19,000 ml||18,447 ml||21,591 ml||35,917 ml||22,476 ml|
|20 kg||20,000 ml||19,417 ml||22,727 ml||37,807 ml||23,659 ml|
|21 kg||21,000 ml||20,388 ml||23,864 ml||39,698 ml||24,842 ml|
|22 kg||22,000 ml||21,359 ml||25,000 ml||41,588 ml||26,025 ml|
|23 kg||23,000 ml||22,330 ml||26,136 ml||43,478 ml||27,208 ml|
|24 kg||24,000 ml||23,301 ml||27,273 ml||45,369 ml||28,391 ml|
|25 kg||25,000 ml||24,272 ml||28,409 ml||47,259 ml||29,574 ml|
|26 kg||26,000 ml||25,243 ml||29,545 ml||49,149 ml||30,756 ml|
|27 kg||27,000 ml||26,214 ml||30,682 ml||51,040 ml||31,939 ml|
|28 kg||28,000 ml||27,184 ml||31,818 ml||52,930 ml||33,122 ml|
|29 kg||29,000 ml||28,155 ml||32,955 ml||54,820 ml||34,305 ml|
|30 kg||30,000 ml||29,126 ml||34,091 ml||56,711 ml||35,488 ml|
|31 kg||31,000 ml||30,097 ml||35,227 ml||58,601 ml||36,671 ml|
|32 kg||32,000 ml||31,068 ml||36,364 ml||60,491 ml||37,854 ml|
|33 kg||33,000 ml||32,039 ml||37,500 ml||62,382 ml||39,037 ml|
|34 kg||34,000 ml||33,010 ml||38,636 ml||64,272 ml||40,220 ml|
|35 kg||35,000 ml||33,981 ml||39,773 ml||66,163 ml||41,403 ml|
|36 kg||36,000 ml||34,951 ml||40,909 ml||68,053 ml||42,586 ml|
|37 kg||37,000 ml||35,922 ml||42,045 ml||69,943 ml||43,769 ml|
|38 kg||38,000 ml||36,893 ml||43,182 ml||71,834 ml||44,952 ml|
|39 kg||39,000 ml||37,864 ml||44,318 ml||73,724 ml||46,135 ml|
|40 kg||40,000 ml||38,835 ml||45,455 ml||75,614 ml||47,318 ml|
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 milliliter is an SI unit of volume in the metric system. In the metric system, "milli" is the prefix for 10-3. A milliliter is sometimes also referred to as a millilitre. Milliliters can be abbreviated as ml, and are also sometimes abbreviated as mL or mℓ. For example, 1 milliliter can be written as 1 ml, 1 mL, or 1 mℓ.
Milliliters are sometimes expressed using the abbreviation cc for medical dosage, which is the abbreviation for the cubic centimeter.
- 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
- National Institute of Standards and Technology, Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices, Handbook 44 - 2019 Edition, https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/hb/2019/NIST.HB.44-2019.pdf