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How to Convert Kilograms to Milliliters

Since kilograms are a unit of mass and milliliters are a unit of volume, which are different physical quantities, we need to know one more physical quantity of the ingredient or substance to convert between them. In this case, we need to account for the density of the substance whenever we do a conversion.

Therefore, to convert between kilograms and milliliters of an ingredient or substance, we must either multiply or divide by its density, depending on which direction we are performing the conversion.

Kilograms to Milliliters Formula

To convert a measurement in kilograms to milliliters, divide the weight by the density of the ingredient or material. Note that in order for this to work, the density must be in kilograms per milliliter (kg/mL).

If the density is given in grams per milliliter (g/mL), then first divide 1,000 by the density to convert to kg/mL.

For a density given in g/mL, you can use this simple formula to convert:

milliliters = kilograms × 1,000 / density

Thus, the volume in milliliters is equal to the weight in kilograms times 1,000 divided by the density of the ingredient, substance, or material.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilograms to milliliters for an ingredient with a density of 0.7 g/mL.
milliliters = 5 kg × 1,000 / 0.7 g/mL = 7,142.857 mL

When to Convert Kilograms to Milliliters

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.[1] The density of dry ingredients can vary for a variety of reasons, such as compaction and clumping.

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.

Another useful application of weight and volume conversions is chemistry. When performing chemical reactions by combining separate chemicals to produce a new chemical, one must know the exact amount of each chemical to add in order to maximize the yield of the reaction.

It is common to mix powdered chemicals with liquid, or aqueous, chemicals, and this is where it becomes very useful to convert between weights and volumes.[2]

A third application of weight and volume conversions is when shipping freight when calculating the volumetric weight for cargo and packages. Trucks, ships, and airplanes are limited in the amount of weight or volume they can transport, so if one of those quantities is known, but the limitation is on the other, then it becomes necessary to convert between the two so as not to overload the shipping vehicle.

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.

Kilogram measurements converted to milliliters for commonly used cooking and baking ingredients.
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

What Is a Kilogram?

One kilogram is equal to 1,000 grams, 2.204623 pounds, or 1/1,000 of a metric ton.

The formal 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 2019 SI brochure now defines the kilogram using the Planck constant, and it is defined using the meter and second.[3] It is equal to the mass of 1,000 cubic centimeters, or milliliters, of water.

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

A kilogram is frequently referred to as a unit of weight. While technically, a kilogram is a measure of mass, and weight is actually a measure of force, the two are equivalent as long as we are performing our calculations on Earth.

For example, an object with a mass of 1 kilogram weighs 1 kilogram on Earth, but only weighs one-sixth of that on the moon, yet still has the same mass.

Learn more about kilograms.

What Is a Milliliter?

The milliliter is a unit of volume equal to 1 cubic centimeter, 1/1,000 of a liter, or about 0.061 cubic inches.[4]

The milliliter is an SI unit of volume in the metric system. In the metric system, "milli" is the prefix for thousandths, or 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.

Since one milliliter is equivalent to one cubic centimeter, milliliters are sometimes expressed using the abbreviation for a cubic centimeter (cc) for things such as medical dosages or engine displacements.

Learn more about milliliters.


  1. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Culinary Measurement Tips,
  2. CK-12 Foundation, Introductory Chemistry (CK-12) - 12.6: Mass-Volume Stoichiometry,
  3. International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019,
  4. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices, Handbook 44 - 2019 Edition,

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