Judging the weight of something that weighs 5 kilograms can be difficult withough a scale nearby.
Sometimes you will need to reference other items of similar weight which will be helpful. You may need to reference several smaller items to equal the same weight.
So I compiled a list of 11 items to give you an idea of different items that are close to 5 kilograms in weight making it easier for you to compare.
5 kilograms is equal to 11.02 pounds or 176.37 ounces.
- Bag of potatoes
- Italian Greyhound dog
- 40 Bananas
- 35 Baseballs
- 4 Macbook Air
- Bag of Flour
- Adult cat
- 5 Pineapples
- 5 Gold Kilobars
A dumbbell is a popular piece of exercise equipment used by many people at any age.
Dumbbells are used for a variety of different exercises, including presses, rows, bicep curls, and shoulder presses.
Dumbbells can vary in weight ranging from 5-100 pounds.
For the average user, a common weight to use is 5 kilograms.
Sometimes the weight on the dumbbells can be changed to customize the exercise but many of them are a fixed weight.
2. Bag of potatoes
Potatoes in the grocery store are often available in different sizes such as 2 or 3 pounds.
They can also be purchased in 10 pound bags which is close to 5 kilograms.
Next time you are out grocery shopping, pick up a 10-pound bag of potatoes to get a sense of what 5 kilograms feels like.
Although the average pumpkin weighs between 16 and 24 pounds, it is quite common to see smaller ones weigh right around the 10 – 12 pound range. This is very close to 5 kilograms.
Of course, the weight of a pumpkin will be less when it’s hollowed out. Some pumpkins are heavier than others depending on the size and thickness of the pumpkin and how big the hole is that is carved into it.
4. Italian Greyhound dog
The Italian Greyhound is a small breed that was designed for companionship and as a hunter and pointer for wild game. They are affectionate, loyal, intelligent, and gentle.
They are also playful, curious, self-sufficient, and eager to please. These dogs enjoy being with people. Their slender shape and short snouts make them great apartment dogs.
As an adult, the Italian Greyhound dog will weigh around 5 kilograms.
5. 40 Bananas
A banana is a fruit that is typically yellow in color and about 7-8 inches in length. A typical banana is oval in shape with a long, narrow and pointed tip.
The weight of a medium-sized banana is around 120 grams. 4 Bananas weigh 500 grams and 40 bananas weigh 5000 grams. If you convert 5000 grams into kilograms, it would equal 5.
40 Bananas = 5 Kilograms.
6. 35 Baseballs
Major League Baseball (MLB), has a rule regarding the size and weight of baseballs being used during the game. They must be between 5-5.25 ounces or 142-149 grams in weight. Although MLB may be changing this rule in 2021.
So if 1 baseball weighs 5.25 ounces which is 0.328 pounds, then 35 of them together will weigh 183.75 ounces which is 11.48 pounds or 5.2 kilograms.
7. 4 Macbook Air laptop computers
The Macbook Air was first introduced in 2008 by Apple Inc and has become one of the most popular laptop computers in the world.
It is known for its thin, lightweight, and modern design.
The Macbook Air weighs only 2.8 pounds which is 0.2 pounds less than the Macbook Pro.
If you can picture 4 Macbook Pro’s stacked together, they would weigh 11.2 pounds which is just over 5 kilograms total.
8. Bag of flour
If you are into cooking and baking, you will know how handy a bag of flour is.
Flour is readily available in most grocery stores and comes in a variety of bag sizes and weights.
If you are looking for a larger bag of flour, you can buy a 5-kilogram bag which is around 10 pounds.
2 pound and 5-pound bags are also available.
9. Adult cat
Not all cats are the same size and weight. An adult pet cat that you would have at home can range in weight from 8-10 pounds for females and 10-14 pounds for a male.
The average size to expect a healthy adult male cat would be around 10-11 pounds which is about 5 kilograms. But this will vary based on the breed of cat as well. Certain breeds will be smaller or larger than others when full grown and their weights can vary.
10. 5 Pineapples
Pineapples are considered to be both a tropical plant and fruit that has several berries grown together. They are available for purchase in most grocery stores and markets around the world. They are very popular.
Although pineapples can range in size and weight, it is common to see them weigh around 2-3 pounds or 0.9-1.36 kilograms.
If you were to weigh 5 pineapples of this size on a scale, they would weigh close to 10-12 pounds which is right around 5 kilograms.
11. 5 Gold Kilobars
Gold is a very precious metal where the price or weight of it is crucial in the financial world.
The size and weight of gold bars can vary depending on the types. For example, a Good delivery bar will always weigh 400 troy ounces or 12.5 kilograms regardless of the size.
A Gold Kilo Bar is smaller in size and weighs 1 kilogram or 1000 grams which is 32 Troy ounces.
If you had 5 Gold Kilobars, they would weigh 5 kilograms total.
More information about how much a gold brick weighs can be found here.