# Megacalories to Gigajoules Conversion

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

**Results in Gigajoules:**

## How to Convert Megacalories to Gigajoules

To convert a megacalorie measurement to a gigajoule measurement, multiply the energy by the conversion ratio.

Since one megacalorie is equal to 0.004184 gigajoules, you can use this simple formula to convert:

The energy in gigajoules is equal to the megacalories multiplied by 0.004184.

**For example,**here's how to convert 500 megacalories to gigajoules using the formula above.

Megacalories and gigajoules are both units used to measure energy. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## 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.

## Gigajoules

One gigajoule is equal to 1,000,000,000 joules, which are the energy equal to the force on an object of one newton at a distance of one meter.

The gigajoule is a multiple of the joule, which is the SI derived unit for energy. In the metric system, "giga" is the prefix for 10^{9}. Gigajoules can be abbreviated as *GJ*; for example, 1 gigajoule can be written as 1 GJ.

## Megacalorie to Gigajoule Conversion Table

Megacalories | Gigajoules |
---|---|

1 Mcal | 0.004184 GJ |

2 Mcal | 0.008368 GJ |

3 Mcal | 0.012552 GJ |

4 Mcal | 0.016736 GJ |

5 Mcal | 0.02092 GJ |

6 Mcal | 0.025104 GJ |

7 Mcal | 0.029288 GJ |

8 Mcal | 0.033472 GJ |

9 Mcal | 0.037656 GJ |

10 Mcal | 0.04184 GJ |

20 Mcal | 0.08368 GJ |

30 Mcal | 0.12552 GJ |

40 Mcal | 0.16736 GJ |

50 Mcal | 0.2092 GJ |

60 Mcal | 0.25104 GJ |

70 Mcal | 0.29288 GJ |

80 Mcal | 0.33472 GJ |

90 Mcal | 0.37656 GJ |

100 Mcal | 0.4184 GJ |

200 Mcal | 0.8368 GJ |

300 Mcal | 1.2552 GJ |

400 Mcal | 1.6736 GJ |

500 Mcal | 2.092 GJ |

600 Mcal | 2.5104 GJ |

700 Mcal | 2.9288 GJ |

800 Mcal | 3.3472 GJ |

900 Mcal | 3.7656 GJ |

1,000 Mcal | 4.184 GJ |