# Convert Pounds to Kilograms

Enter the amount of sugar in pounds below to get the value converted to kilograms.

Results in Kilograms: 1 lb = 0.453592 kg

## How to Convert Pounds of Sugar to Kilograms

To convert a pound measurement to a kilogram measurement, multiply the sugar by the conversion ratio. One pound of sugar is equal to 0.453592 kilograms, so use this simple formula to convert:

kilograms = pounds × 0.453592

The sugar in kilograms is equal to the pounds multiplied by 0.453592.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pounds to kilograms using the formula above.
5 lb = (5 × 0.453592) = 2.267962 kg

## Should I Measure Sugar by Weight or Volume?

Many experts are adamant that dry ingredients like sugar should be measured by weight instead of volume, especially when used for baking.

The reason is that the density of different sugars vary slightly, so volume measurements will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredient. Additionally, when using a cup or tablespoon, the amount that the sugar is compressed and above or under the measurement line will alter the actual amount.

This is why most experts suggest using a food scale to measure sugar when cooking, rather than a cup, tablespoon, or other volume measuring devices.