If you are using a recipe written with the metric system, you may need to know how many Ounces are in Kilogram. Knowing the difference between units for measuring can be a bit tricky. But you need to understand how many ounces make up a kilogram and how to convert between these two units of measurement when cooking.

**The Two Systems of Measurement**

Knowing the difference between units of measurement from the metric system and the imperial system becomes a necessity when you are cooking and need your measurements to be accurate. The metric and imperial systems are two different systems of measuring length, weight, volume, and temperature.

Common metric units include liters (L) and milliliters (mL) for volume, grams (g) and kilograms (kg) for mass or weight, and degrees Celsius (°C) for temperature. The metric system has been adopted by all countries except the United States, Liberia, and Myanmar.

The imperial system is the measurement system still used in the United States. Common imperial units include fluid ounces (fl oz), cups (c), quarts (qt), and gallons (gal) for volume, pounds (lb) and ounces (oz) for mass or weight, and degrees Fahrenheit (°F) for temperature.

**What Is an Ounce?**

An ounce is a measure of weight in the imperial system of measurement. You should not confuse it with fluid ounces, which is a measure of volume in the imperial system. One ounce is equal to 28.349 grams. An ounce can also be expressed as a fraction of a pound; one pound equals 16 ounces, so ½ pound equals 8 ounces.

**What Is a Kilogram?**

A kilogram is a measure of weight in the metric system of measurement. A kilogram is equal to the weight or mass of 1,000 cubic centimeters of water. The Greek root word *kylo-* means "thousand," so a *kilogram* is equal to one thousand grams. Kilo is a shortened word for kilogram. A kilogram is also equal to 2.2 pounds.

**Converting Between Ounces and Kilograms**

The conversion factor between kilograms and ounces is 0.02835 kilograms per ounce. You can convert from kilograms to ounces or ounces to grams by multiplying or dividing by 0.02835.

## Ounces to Kilograms

### Ounces(oz) to Kilograms(kg) converter (oz to kg)

Type a value in the Ounces field to convert the value to Kilograms:

Kilograms(kg):

To convert ounces to kilograms, you multiply the number of ounces by 0.02835.

Number of kilograms = Number of ounces × 0.02835

For example, if you want to know how many kilograms are in 5 ounces, you multiply 0.02835 by 5.

Number of kilograms = Number of ounces × 0.02835

Number of kilograms = 5 × 0.02835

Number of kilograms = 0.1418

So, there are 0.1418 kilograms in 5 ounces.

## Kilograms to Ounces

### Kilograms(kg) to Ounces(oz) converter (kg to oz)

Type a value in the Kilograms field to convert the value to Ounces:

Ounces(oz):

To convert kilograms to ounces, you divide the number of kilograms by 0.02835.

Number of ounces = Number of kilograms ÷ 0.02835

For example, if you want to know how many ounces are in 10 kilograms, you divide 10 by 0.02835.

Number of ounces = Number of kilograms ÷ 0.02835

Number of ounces = 10 ÷ 0.02835

Number of ounces = 352.73

So, there are about 352.73 ounces in 10 kilograms.

**How Many Ounces Is a Kilo?**

Both ounces and kilograms measure weight but in two different measurement systems. One ounce is equivalent to 28.35 grams, while one kilogram equals 1,000 grams. So one ounce is equal to 0.02835 kilograms. This means that one kilo contains 35.27 ounces of weight.

Number of ounces = Number of kilograms ÷ 0.02835

Number of ounces = 1 ÷ 0.02835

Number of ounces = 35.27

So, there are about 35.27 ounces in a kilo.

**Conversion Table for Kilograms and Ounces**

Kilograms (kg) | Ounces (oz) |

¼ kg | 8.82 oz |

½ kg | 17.64 oz |

¾ kg | 26.45 oz |

1 kg | 35.27 oz |

2 kg | 70.54 oz |

**Bottom Line**

A kilogram is 35.27 ounces. By understanding how many ounces is a kilo, you can ensure accuracy when you're following a recipe.