# Kilocalories To Calories Conversion

1 kcal = 1,000 cal

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## How to convert kilocalories to calories (kcal to cal)

The formula for converting kilocalories to calories is: cal = kcal × 1000. To calculate the kilocalorie value in calories first substitute the kilocalorie value into the preceding formula, and then perform the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 kilocalorie in calories we follow these steps:

cal = kcal × 1000

cal = 1 × 1000

cal = 1000

In other words, 1 kilocalorie is equal to 1000 calories.

## Example Conversion

Let's take a look at an example. The step-by-step process to convert 8 kilocalories to calories is:

- Understand the conversion formula: cal = kcal × 1000
- Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 8 for kcal so the formula becomes: cal = 8 × 1000
- Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 8 × 1000 = 8000 cal

In summary, 8 kilocalories is equal to 8000 calories.

## Converting calories to kilocalories

In order to convert the other way around i.e. calories to kilocalories, you would use the following formula: kcal = cal × 0.001. To convert calories to kilocalories first substitute the calorie value into the above formula, and then execute the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 calorie in kilocalories we follow these steps:

kcal = cal × 0.001

k1 = cal × 0.001

kcal = 0.001

Or in other words, 1 calorie is equal to 0.001 kilocalories.

## Conversion Unit Definitions

### What is a Kilocalorie?

### What is a Calorie?

## Kilocalories To Calories Conversion Table

Below is a lookup table showing common kilocalories to calories conversion values.

Kilocalorie (kcal) | Calorie (cal) |
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1 kcal | 1000 cal |

2 kcal | 2000 cal |

3 kcal | 3000 cal |

4 kcal | 4000 cal |

5 kcal | 5000 cal |

6 kcal | 6000 cal |

7 kcal | 7000 cal |

8 kcal | 8000 cal |

9 kcal | 9000 cal |

10 kcal | 10000 cal |

11 kcal | 11000 cal |

12 kcal | 12000 cal |

13 kcal | 13000 cal |

## Other Common Kilocalorie Conversions

Below is a table of common conversions from kilocalories to other energy units.

Conversion | Result |
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1 kilocalorie in joules | 4186.8 J |

1 kilocalorie in kilojoules | 4.1868 kJ |

1 kilocalorie in megajoules | 0.0041868 MJ |

1 kilocalorie in gigajoules | 0.0000041868 GJ |

1 kilocalorie in megacalories | 0.001 Mcal |

1 kilocalorie in kilowatt hours | 0.0011622222 kWh |

1 kilocalorie in therms | 0.000039652608749183 thm |