## How do you convert kilograms (kg) to pounds (lbs)?

To convert kilograms to pounds you simply have to multiply to pounds value by the conversion factor. A kilogram is approximately 2.20462 pounds so you can multiply the weight in kilograms by 2.20462 to get the weight in pounds

For example, suppose you have a weight of 5kg; multiply 5 by 2.20462 to get 11.023lbs.

## Why would I want to convert kilograms (kg) to pounds (lb)?

Kilogram is a unit in the metric system whereas pounds are an imperial unit. For people that are more familiar with the imperial system such as in the United States it may be beneficial to convert kilograms to pounds. For example, when referring to body weight many people in the US may find it easier to have the weight in pounds rather than kilograms.

For shipping or calculating weight limits for luggage, the weight requirements may be stated in pounds.

## What are kilograms (kg)?

Kilogram (kg) is a unit in the metric system used to measure the weight of objects. One kilogram is subdivided into 1000 grams making it a larger unit of measurement as opposed to grams for smaller weights.

The kilogram is often used in physics and engineering as well generally in all walks of life in countries that have adopted the metric system.

For more information, please visit our Kilograms page.

## Some common Kilograms to Pounds conversions

.5kg to lbs = 1.10231lb

1kg = 2.20462lb

1 kg to lbs = 2.20462lb

2 kg in pounds = 4.4092lb

3kg in pounds = 6.6139lb

4kg in pounds = 8.8185lb

5 kg to lbs = 11.0231lb

10 kg to lbs = 22.046lb

58 kg to lbs = 127.87lb

500 kilograms = 1102.3lb

## What are pounds (lb)?

Pound (lb) is an imperial weight unit primarily used in the United States but also common in the United Kingdom and Ireland. One pound is approximately 0.4536 kg.

Pounds are most commonly used in the United States whereas kilogram is the common weight unit in most other countries. When pounds are referenced, it normally refers to avoirdupois pounds. There is another measurement called Troy pounds which are used for precious metals.

For more information, please visit our Pounds page.