How To Convert Kilograms To Pounds

A kilogram is over two times larger than a pound. You can use the kg to lb calculator below for conversions or use our formula to figure the numbers yourself.

## Convert Kilograms(kg) to Pounds(lbs)

Type a value in the Kilograms(kg) field to convert the value to Pounds(lbs):

To switch from kilograms to pounds, multiply your kg value by 2.20462.

`Pounds = kilograms * 2.20462`

Reference the kilogram-to-pound chart below for common conversions.

 Kilograms [KG] Pound [lbs] Kilograms to Pounds (kg to lbs) 1 kg 2.2046 lbs 1 Kilograms is equal to 2.2046 pound 2 kg 4.4092 lbs 2 Kilograms is equal to 4.4092 pound 3 kg 6.6138 lbs 3 Kilograms is equal to 6.6138 pound 4 kg 8.8184 lbs 4 Kilograms is equal to 8.8184 pound 5 kg 11.023 lbs 5 Kilograms is equal to 11.023 pound 6 kg 13.2276 lbs 6 Kilograms is equal to 13.2276 pound 7 kg 15.4322 lbs 7 Kilograms is equal to 15.4322 pound 8 kg 17.6368 lbs 8 Kilograms is equal to 17.6368 pound 9 kg 19.8414 lbs 9 Kilograms is equal to 19.8414 pound 10 kg 22.046 lbs 10 Kilograms is equal to 22.046 pound 11 kg 24.2506 lbs 11 Kilograms is equal to 24.2506 pound 12 kg 26.4552 lbs 12 Kilograms is equal to 26.4552 pound 13 kg 28.6598 lbs 13 Kilograms is equal to 28.6598 pound 14 kg 30.8644 lbs 14 Kilograms is equal to 30.8644 pound 15 kg 33.069 lbs 15 Kilograms is equal to 33.069 pound 16 kg 35.2736 lbs 16 Kilograms is equal to 35.2736 pound 17 kg 37.4782 lbs 17 Kilograms is equal to 37.4782 pound 18 kg 39.6828 lbs 18 Kilograms is equal to 39.6828 pound 19 kg 41.8874 lbs 19 Kilograms is equal to 41.8874 pound 20 kg 44.092 lbs 20 Kilograms is equal to 44.092 pound.

## An Easy Way to Calculate Kilograms to Pounds

An easier way to calculate kilograms to pounds is to multiply by 2.2. For instance, someone that weighs 100 kilograms also weighs 220 pounds.

## Example of Converting from Pounds to Kilograms

If you stepped on a scale and weighed 68 kilograms, convert to pounds by multiplying by 2.20462, which equals 149.914. You can round that number up to 150 pounds.

## Kilogram Definition

The kilogram is a mass measurement from the metric (SI) system. One kilogram is equal to 1,000 grams. While the definition of the kilogram has changed throughout the years, since 2019, the General Conference on Weights and Measurements redefined it by the Planck constant, h.

The symbol for kilogram is kg.

Most of the world uses kilograms to measure mass. But some countries, like those in the U.K. and Ireland, take body weight measurements with the “stone,” equivalent to 6.35 kilograms.

## Pound Definition

A pound is a unit of mass or weight in the Imperial and United States Customary system. Countries outside the US may refer to it as the international avoirdupois pound. It equals 0.453592 kilograms.

The symbol for the pound is lb.

Countries that employ the Imperial or US Customary System, such as the United States and Liberia, use the pound. In these countries, residents use ounces alongside pounds for more exact measurements. There are sixteen ounces in one pound.

### What’s an example of one kilogram?

Some physical items that weigh about one kilogram (2.2 lbs) include a liter of water, an average-sized pineapple, or about seven bananas.

### What’s an example of one pound?

Items that weigh about one pound include a loaf of bread, three bananas, or a can of soup.

### What does it mean when someone weighs in kg?

Kg means a kilogram, a measure of mass from the metric system. Most of the world uses the metric system, so it’s common for those outside of the United States to take body weight measurements using the kg.

### Is a Kilogram or Pound more accurate?

Kilograms and pounds both measure mass using different scales. They provide the same level of accuracy, so use whichever you prefer.

### Is two pounds heavier than 1 kilogram?

One kilogram equals 2.20462 lbs, making it heavier than two pounds.

### Why is the pound abbreviated lb?

The term pound originates from the Latin term “libra pondo,” hence the abbreviation lb. The English word “pound” is derived from the Latin word “pondo.”

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