Enter the total weight of the product in kilograms (kg) and the total cost into the calculator to determine the price per kg.

Price Per kg Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the cost per kilogram (kg).

PPkg = TP / TW

  • Where PPkg is the price per kg ($)
  • TP is the total price ($)
  • TW is the total weight (kg)

Price Per Kg Definition

What is a price per kg?

Price per kg is a term that describes the monetary value of an object per unit of weight, which in this case, the unit of weight is the metric unit kilograms denoted, kg.

Where is price per kg used?

Price per kilogram is most often used when looking at larger orders of products or materials that have many thousand kilograms of material.

Example Problem

How to calculate price per kg?

The following example outlines the steps necessary to calculate a price per kilogram. This example will look at the order of a large quantity of raw material needed for a manufacturing plant.

First, determine the total price of the order. In this example, the total price or the order is found to be $100,000.00.

Next, determine the total weight of the order. This order yielded 2,000 lbs of material.

Finally, calculate the price per kg using the formula above:

PPkg = TP / TW

PPkg = $100,000 / 2,000

PPkg = $50.00 / kg