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Metric Weight Table

Metric Weights for Visitors to Canada


Metric weight in Canada is somewhat of a hybrid between the imperial and metric systems. Generally, weight is measured in grams & kilograms (there are 100 grams in a kilogram).

To convert from pounds to kilograms, divide by 2.2 and to convert from kilograms to pounds, multiply by 2.2.Too much math? Try a Metric Calculator

However, many Canadians give their height in feet/inches and their weight in pounds.

Grocery stores sell produce usually by the pound, but meat and cheese is sold by the 100 grams.

(Scroll down for a handy table of common weights and their metric conversions.)

Other metric conversion tables:

Common Weights in Canada

Weight Measurement Grams (g) or Kilograms (kg) Ounces (oz) or Pounds (lb)
Each piece of checked baggage on airplanes is generally charged extra if over 50 lb 23 - 32 kg 51 - 70 lb
Average man's weight 82 kg 180 lb
Average woman's weight 64 kg 140 lb
Meat and cheese is weighed per 100 grams in Canada 100 g about 1/5 lb
12 slices of cheese 200 g just under 1/2 lb
Enough sliced meat for about 6 sandwiches 300 g bit over 1/2 lb

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