Kilobyte

Abbreviated as K, kB, and KB, a kilobyte is equal to 1,024 bytes, however is also defined by the IEC as equal to 1,000 bytes. Therefore, a KB could really equal either of these values.

Tip: When the "b" is lowercase (Kb), this refers to a kilobit.

Below is a listing of kilobyte values where a kilobyte is considered 1,000 bytes. See our Kibibyte (KiB) definition for a listing of kibibyte values where a kibibyte is equal to 1,024 bytes.

Kilobyte vs. other data measurements

Kilobyte (KB) Value
Kilobyte in a Bit (b) 0.000125
Kilobyte in a Nibble (N) 0.00048828125
Kilobyte in a Byte (B) 0.001
Kilobyte in a Kilobit (Kb) 0.125
Kilobyte in a Kilobyte (KB) 1
Kilobyte in a Kibibit (Kib) 0.128
Kilobyte in a Kibibyte (KiB) 1.024
Kilobytes in a Megabit (Mb) 125
Kilobytes in a Megabyte (MB) 1,000
Kilobytes in a Mebibit (Mib) 131.072
Kilobytes in a Mebibyte (MiB) 1,048.58
Kilobytes in a Gigabit (Gb) 125,000
Kilobytes in a Gigabyte (GB) 1,000,000
Kilobytes in a Gibibit (Gib) 134,218
Kilobytes in a Gibibyte (GiB) 1,074,000
Kilobytes in a Terabit (Tb) 125,000,000
Kilobytes in a Terabyte (TB) 1,000,000,000
Kilobytes in a Tebibit (Tib) 137,400,000
Kilobytes in a Tebibyte (TiB) 1,100,000,000
Kilobytes in a Petabit (Pb) 125,000,000,000
Kilobytes in a Petabyte (PB) 1,000,000,000,000
Kilobytes in a Pebibit (Pib) 140,700,000,000
Kilobytes in a Pebibyte (PiB) 1,126,000,000,000
Kilobytes in an Exabit (Eb) 125,000,000,000,000
Kilobytes in an Exabyte (EB) 1,000,000,000,000,000
Kilobytes in an Exbibit (Eib) 144,115,188,000,000
Kilobytes in an Exbibyte (EiB) 1,152,921,500,000,000
Kilobytes in a Zettabyte (ZB) 1,000,000,000,000,000,000
Kilobytes in a Yottabyte (YB) 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

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Also see: Byte, Kibibyte, Kilobit, Hard drive terms, Measurement