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Question: How many bytes are in a kilobyte?

There are 1,000 bytes in 1 kilobyte

For every one Kilobyte (KB) there are 1,000 Bytes (B).

Note: In the past computers only used base 2 (binary) for file sizes. However, in December of 1998, the IEC introduced a new system that uses the metric system, so sizes that use prefixes like 'kilo' are equal to 1,000 and not 1,024.

There are 1,024 bytes in 1 kibibyte

For every one Kibibyte (KiB) there are 1,024 Bytes (B).

Relative Sizes

With a total of 1,000 bytes it is relative to the values shown below.

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