Convert Tablespoons of Sugar to Kilograms

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


Result in Kilograms:

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1 tbsp = 0.0125 kg

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How to Convert Tablespoons of Sugar to Kilograms

To convert a measurement in tablespoons to a measurement in kilograms, divide the sugar by the following conversion ratio: 80 tablespoons/kilogram.

Since one kilogram of sugar is equal to 80 tablespoons, you can use this simple formula to convert:

kilograms = tablespoons ÷ 80

The sugar in kilograms is equal to the sugar in tablespoons divided by 80.

For example, here's how to convert 5 tablespoons to kilograms using the formula above.
kilograms = (5 tbsp ÷ 80) = 0.0625 kg

Experts often recommend measuring dry ingredients by weight for accuracy,[1] but some recipes use volume, and many home cooks don't own a digital scale. Converting between weight and volume can be tricky depending on sugar densities such as granulated, brown sugar, or powdered sugar.

This table shows the approximate volume measurement for various weights of various types of sugar to help with the conversion.

Sugar Weight to Volume Conversion Table

Kilogram measurements and equivalent tablespoons measurements for various types of sugar.
Kilograms Tablespoons (Granulated) Tablespoons (Brown) Tablespoons (Powdered) Tablespoons (Raw)
0.25 kg 20 tbsp 20 tbsp 32 tbsp 16 tbsp
0.5 kg 40 tbsp 40 tbsp 64 tbsp 32 tbsp
0.75 kg 60 tbsp 60 tbsp 96 tbsp 48 tbsp
1 kg 80 tbsp 80 tbsp 128 tbsp 64 tbsp
1.25 kg 100 tbsp 100 tbsp 160 tbsp 80 tbsp
1.5 kg 120 tbsp 120 tbsp 192 tbsp 96 tbsp
1.75 kg 140 tbsp 140 tbsp 224 tbsp 112 tbsp
2 kg 160 tbsp 160 tbsp 256 tbsp 128 tbsp
2.25 kg 180 tbsp 180 tbsp 288 tbsp 144 tbsp
2.5 kg 200 tbsp 200 tbsp 320 tbsp 160 tbsp
2.75 kg 220 tbsp 220 tbsp 352 tbsp 176 tbsp
3 kg 240 tbsp 240 tbsp 384 tbsp 192 tbsp
3.25 kg 260 tbsp 260 tbsp 416 tbsp 208 tbsp
3.5 kg 280 tbsp 280 tbsp 448 tbsp 224 tbsp
3.75 kg 300 tbsp 300 tbsp 480 tbsp 240 tbsp
4 kg 320 tbsp 320 tbsp 512 tbsp 256 tbsp
4.25 kg 340 tbsp 340 tbsp 544 tbsp 272 tbsp
4.5 kg 360 tbsp 360 tbsp 576 tbsp 288 tbsp
4.75 kg 380 tbsp 380 tbsp 608 tbsp 304 tbsp
5 kg 400 tbsp 400 tbsp 640 tbsp 320 tbsp

Should You 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 varies slightly, so volume measurements will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredients. 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.

Experts recommend having a digital food scale on hand for measuring sugar rather than measuring spoons or cups for the most accurate results.

Tablespoons and kilograms are both units used to measure sugar. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Is a Tablespoon?

A tablespoon of sugar is equal to the volume of 3 teaspoons or 1/16 of a cup.

The tablespoon is a US customary unit of volume. Tablespoons can be abbreviated as tbsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as T, Tbls, or Tb. For example, 1 tablespoon can be written as 1 tbsp, 1 T, 1 Tbls, or 1 Tb.

Learn more about tablespoons.

What Is a Kilogram?

One kilogram of sugar is equal to the weight of 1,000 grams, and there are 2.20462 pounds in one kilogram.

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 thousands, or 103. Kilograms can be abbreviated as kg; for example, 1 kilogram can be written as 1 kg.

Learn more about kilograms.


  1. Nila Jones, The Best and Most Accurate Way to Measure Wet and Dry Ingredients for Baking, Serious Eats,

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