Grams to Pounds Converter

To convert grams to pounds, you can use the following conversion factor: 1 gram is equal to approximately 0.00220462 pounds.

Here’s the conversion formula:

Pounds = Grams/453.59237

Grams to Pounds Converter

Pounds = grams/453.592

Grams to Pounds Converter

Enter the weight in grams to calculate the equivalent weight in pounds:




Reference the table below for common grams-to-pounds conversions.

Grams (g)Pounds (lb)
280.0617
300.0661
500.1102
1000.2205
1600.3527
1800.3968
2000.4409
2260.4982
2400.5291
2500.5512
2800.6173
3000.6614
3500.7716
4000.8818
4500.9921
4801.0582
5251.1574
5501.2125
6501.4330
6801.4991
7501.6535
9001.9842
9502.0944
10002.2046
11002.4251
12002.6455
13002.8660
15003.3069
16003.5274
17003.7479
18003.9683
24005.2911
25005.5116
30006.6139
35007.7162
36007.9366
45009.9208
500011.0231

Grams vs. Pounds: The Difference

A gram (g) is a unit measuring mass. Even though the gram is from the metric system, the United States uses it for food packaging. A gram converts to other metric system measurements like the kilogram, which is 1,000 times larger, and the tonne, or megagram, which is 1,000,000 times the size.

The pound (lb) is from the United States Customary and British Imperial Systems. It’s officially known as the avoirdupois pound, equal to 453.592 grams, 16 ounces, or 0.454 kilograms. The pound measures weight.

How to Change From Grams to Pounds: Examples

Changing from grams to pounds is as easy as dividing. Here are three g to lbs examples.

Example: Change 500 grams to pounds

  • Pounds = 500 grams/453.592
  • 1.10231 pounds = 500 grams

Example: Convert 1,600 grams to pounds

  • Pounds = 1,600 grams/453.592
  • 3.5274 pounds = 1,600 grams

Example: Convert 5,000 grams to pounds

  • Pounds = 4,500 grams/453.592
  • 9.9206 pounds = 4,500 grams

How to Convert Pounds to Grams

If you want to switch your pounds to grams, multiply by 453.592.

Grams = Pounds x 453.592

PoundsGrams
2 lbs453.592 g
1.5 lbs680.388 g
2 lbs907.185 g
2.2 lbs997.903 g
3 lbs1360.78 g
4 lbs1814.37 g
5 lbs2267.96 g

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ

Does the gram measure weight?

The gram measures mass, the amount of matter an object contains. Mass stays the same regardless of the gravitational pull. But, on Earth, mass also measures weight which is why you can switch from grams to pounds or ounces.

How many lbs are in one pound?

A pound is abbreviated lb or lbs, which means 1 lb is the same as 1 pound, and 10 lbs is the same as 10 pounds.

How much is 1 lb of meat?

The equivalent of 1 lb of meat is 16 ounces, 453.592 grams, or 0.453592 kilograms.

Is a gram bigger than a pound?

A pound is over 453 times larger than a gram. As an example, the average loaf of sandwich bread weighs about a pound, while a raisin weighs a gram.

Can you use pounds and grams together?

Since the pound is from the Imperial and US Customary Systems and the gram from the metric system, they don’t go together. Instead, you can use pounds and ounces or convert the gram to deka, hecto, or kilograms.