If you are trying to estimate the weight of something, it can be difficult to guess the exact weight.
Being able to reference another item that weighs the same is helpful.
2 kilograms is a common weight and knowing other items to use in comparison is not only helpful, but interesting and educational at the same time.
Here are 9 examples of things that weigh 2 kilograms.
Did you know: 2 Kilograms is equal to 4.41 pounds or 2000 grams.
1. Bag of 12 apples
Apples are great to reference for weight as they are commonly seen in most households and grocery stores.
Although apples are available in different sizes and weights, on average, a granny smith apple will weigh 0.33 – 0.36 pounds or 0.15 – 0.16kg.
3 apples will weigh about 1 pound, 6 apples would weigh 2 pounds, and 12 apples would weigh 4 – 4.5 pounds which is very close to 2 kilograms.
2. 4 NFL footballs
If you are a football fan, you can relate to the size of an NFL football. The standard football weighs 16 ounces so 4 of them together would weigh 64 ounces.
64 ounces is equal to 4 pounds which is just under 2 kilograms. Although 4 footballs are just short of the 2 kilogram weight, it gives you an idea.
3. 2 Liters of water
If you were to measure out 1 liter of water and weigh it on a scale, you would see that it weighs 1 kilogram or 2.20 pounds.
2 liters of water weighs 2 kilograms or 4.41 pounds.
This weight of water is measured when the water is at it’s maximum density which occurs at 4 degrees celcius.
4. Standard size brick
A brick is one of the most common building materials used in construction. It’s also a popular material for making things like patios, walkways, and even walls.
One of the most common sized brick is the standard size of 3-5/8″ x 2-1/4″ x 8″ which weighs close to 2 kilograms.
5. 250 dollar coins
A dollar coin is a type of coin that has been in circulation by the United States since 2007. They are also called golden dollars, however they can come in silver color as well.
The dollar coins have an image of George Washington on them and they replace paper bills for some transactions such as vending machines.
A single dollar coin weighs 8.1 grams. If you can picture 250 dollar coins stacked on top of each other, they would weigh 2025 grams which is just over 2 kilograms.
6. HP 15 Laptop
Laptops vary in size and weight and they are getting more compact and lightweight as they continue to get better over time.
A standard size 15″ laptop will weigh slightly more than compact laptops. The HP 15 is a good example. Many people use 15-inch laptops and they are a common size.
7. 4 Hockey sticks
A hockey stick used by NHL players weighs around 19 ounces. Although hockey sticks can be made out of different materials, the weight of the stick must be under 737 grams or 26 ounces to be permitted in a game.
With the average weight being 19 ounces or 538 grams, if you picture 4 hockey sticks stacked on top of each other, they would weigh close to 2 kilograms.
8. 12 Pool balls
A pool ball is a spherical object used in the game of billiards. The balls are normally made out of phenolic resin, or sometimes other plastics like ABS plastic and polycarbonate, but can also be made from various other materials including metal alloys such as brass, bronze, copper, or steel.
They range in size from 2.25 inches (57 mm) to 3.5 inches (89 mm) and each pool ball weighs around 6 ounces.
A dozen pool balls (12) will weigh close to 72 ounces which is about 2 kilograms.
9. 2L Bottle of soda
A 2 liter bottle of soda is commonly seen at most grocery stores. If you pick up one of those bottles, you will know the weight of 2 kilograms.
Although soda bottles come in many other sizes, if you want to know the weight of 2 kilograms, you can reference the 2 liter bottle.