You might have heard that Venus is sometimes referred to as “Earth’s twin”. This is because, despite their very different living conditions, Venus shares many similarities with our planet including their size. Venus’s diameter is just 300 kilometers (186 miles) shorter than Earth’s, making them the two most similarly sized planets in the Solar system.
As a result, gravity on Venus would be very similar to the gravity that we experience on Earth. On Venus, you would weigh approximately 96% of your current weight on Earth. Not bad to lose those stubborn last couple of pounds uh?
Unfortunately, this might be bad news for a possible future manned mission to Venus. Surviving on Venus would be very difficult as it is. The atmosphere is toxic, the atmospheric pressure is crushing and it is extremely hot. That means that a human trying to explore the surface of the planet would require a very sophisticated and resistant suit to survive, and those can be extremely heavy. The advantage of visiting places like the Moon or Mars is that that weight is greatly reduced by the lower gravity. But that would not be the case on Venus.
To give you an idea of how heavy astronaut suits are, the spacesuits that the Apollo astronauts used to walk on the Moon weighed about 163 kilograms (360 pounds) on Earth. Thankfully, on the Moon that weight was reduced to just 27 kilograms (60 pounds) which is still a lot, but it is manageable.
To precisely calculate your weight on Venus you can use a simple rule of three that factors in the difference between the force of gravity on both planets.
The following calculator simplifies the process.
Weight on Venus calculator
If you want to skip the calculation, just fill out the following calculator. The dropdown lets you switch between kilograms and pounds.
Click “calculate” to get the result below.
Weight on Venus formula
The formula to calculate your weight on Venus is as follows:
WVenus = (WEarth / 9.81) * 8.87
WVenus: Weight on Venus
WEarth: Weight on Earth
The other two numbers are the force of gravity on each planet and it is given in meters per square second (m/s2). The force of gravity on Earth is 9.81 m/s2 and on Venus, it is approximately 8.87 m/s2.