# Convert Megajoules to Calories

Enter the energy in megajoules below to get the value converted to calories.

**Results in Calories:**

## How to Convert Megajoules to Calories

To convert a megajoule measurement to a calorie measurement, multiply the energy by the conversion ratio. One megajoule is equal to 239,005.736138 calories, so use this simple formula to convert:

The energy in calories is equal to the megajoules multiplied by 239,005.736138.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5 megajoules to calories using the formula above.

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

## Megajoules

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

The megajoule is a multiple of the joule, which is the SI derived unit for energy. In the metric system, "mega" is the prefix for 10^{9}. Megajoules can be abbreviated as *MJ*, for example 1 megajoule can be written as 1 MJ.

## Calories

One calorie is equal to the heat needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water from 14.5 to 15.5 degrees Celsius.

When measuring the energy content in foods, the large calorie, or kilocalorie is used, but it's often still just called a "calorie." When both the calorie and large calorie are used in the same context it is common to refer to the calorie as a "small calorie."

Calories can be abbreviated as *cal*, for example 1 calorie can be written as 1 cal.

## Megajoule Measurements and Equivalent Calorie Conversions

Megajoules | Calories |
---|---|

1 MJ | 239,006 cal |

2 MJ | 478,011 cal |

3 MJ | 717,017 cal |

4 MJ | 956,023 cal |

5 MJ | 1,195,029 cal |

6 MJ | 1,434,034 cal |

7 MJ | 1,673,040 cal |

8 MJ | 1,912,046 cal |

9 MJ | 2,151,052 cal |

10 MJ | 2,390,057 cal |

11 MJ | 2,629,063 cal |

12 MJ | 2,868,069 cal |

13 MJ | 3,107,075 cal |

14 MJ | 3,346,080 cal |

15 MJ | 3,585,086 cal |

16 MJ | 3,824,092 cal |

17 MJ | 4,063,098 cal |

18 MJ | 4,302,103 cal |

19 MJ | 4,541,109 cal |

20 MJ | 4,780,115 cal |

21 MJ | 5,019,120 cal |

22 MJ | 5,258,126 cal |

23 MJ | 5,497,132 cal |

24 MJ | 5,736,138 cal |

25 MJ | 5,975,143 cal |

26 MJ | 6,214,149 cal |

27 MJ | 6,453,155 cal |

28 MJ | 6,692,161 cal |

29 MJ | 6,931,166 cal |

30 MJ | 7,170,172 cal |

31 MJ | 7,409,178 cal |

32 MJ | 7,648,184 cal |

33 MJ | 7,887,189 cal |

34 MJ | 8,126,195 cal |

35 MJ | 8,365,201 cal |

36 MJ | 8,604,207 cal |

37 MJ | 8,843,212 cal |

38 MJ | 9,082,218 cal |

39 MJ | 9,321,224 cal |

40 MJ | 9,560,229 cal |

## More Megajoule Energy Conversions

**Joules**

- Convert to Joules
- 1 MJ is equal to 1,000,000 joules
- Convert to Kilojoules
- 1 MJ is equal to 1,000 kilojoules
- Convert to Gigajoules
- 1 MJ is equal to 0.001 gigajoules

**Calories**

- Convert to Kilocalories
- 1 MJ is equal to 239.005736 kilocalories
- Convert to Megacalories
- 1 MJ is equal to 0.239006 megacalories

**Watts x Time**

- Convert to Watt-hours
- 1 MJ is equal to 277.777778 watt-hours
- Convert to Kilowatt-hours
- 1 MJ is equal to 0.277778 kilowatt-hours
- Convert to Megawatt-hours
- 1 MJ is equal to 0.000278 megawatt-hours
- Convert to Watt-seconds
- 1 MJ is equal to 1,000,000 watt-seconds

**Thermal Units**

- Convert to British Thermal Units
- 1 MJ is equal to 947.81712 british thermal units
- Convert to Million BTU
- 1 MJ is equal to 0.000948 million BTU
- Convert to Therms
- 1 MJ is equal to 0.009478 therms
- Convert to Quads
- 1 MJ is equal to 9.4782E-13 quads

**Electronvolts**

- Convert to Electronvolts
- 1 MJ is equal to 6,241,499,999,999,999,833,276,416 electronvolts
- Convert to Kiloelectronvolts
- 1 MJ is equal to 6,241,499,999,999,999,606,784 kiloelectronvolts
- Convert to Megaelectronvolts
- 1 MJ is equal to 6,241,500,000,000,000,000 megaelectronvolts