# Convert between kilograms and pounds & ounces

These tools help you convert between **kilograms (kg), pounds and ounces**, all of which are measurements of mass.
I have built several different tools for you to use. Choose between the different options for kilogram, pounds & ounces conversions.
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## How to convert

Whatever your reason for converting between these metric and imperial values, it can be tricky to work out the answer in your head. Although the tools on this page will carry out the conversion for you, you may need to do the process manually. So, here's some help:

**Converting kilograms to pounds and ounces****1 kilogram is equal to 2 pounds and 3.27396195 ounces**. Working out a rough estimate in your head may be tricky - remember that there are*16 ounces in a pound.***Converting kilograms to pounds**There are

**2.2046226218 pounds in 1 kilogram**. So, if you want to do the calculation in your head, multiply your kilogram figure by 2.2 to get an approximate figure for pounds. Should you wish to convert from pounds to kilos, divide the figure by 2.2 for an approximation.**Converting kilograms to ounces****1 kilogram is equal to 35.27396195 ounces**. To calculate a rough estimate in your head, multiply your kilogram figure by 35 to get an approximate figure. Should you wish to convert ounces to kilos, divide your ounces figure by 35 for an approximation.**Converting pounds to ounces**This calculation is much more straight forward than the others. There are exactly

**16 ounces in 1 pound**. So, multiply your pounds figure by 16 to get your ounces figure. Obviously, to work out how many pounds there are in x ounces, divide your number by 16.

Of course, you can check the answer to these questions by using one of the converters featured at the top of the page.

For more conversions using mass and weight units, please see the mass and weight converter. You can also convert between kilograms and stones & pounds here.

## Mass or weight?

A few people have written to me asking why I state that units such as kilograms, pounds and ounces are units of mass and not weight. If you're unsure about why they are units of mass, please see this article: what is the difference between mass and weight?

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