# Conversion Tool

Question: How many megabyte in a gigabyte?

## There are 1,000 megabytes in 1 gigabyte

For every one Gigabyte (GB) there are 1,000 Megabytes (MB).

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 953.67400 mebibytes in 1 gigabyte

For every one Gigabyte (GB) there are 953.674 Mebibytes (MiB).

## Relative Sizes

To determine relative sizes, your 1,000 megabytes have been converted into bytes to give us a total of 1,000,000,000 bytes, which is relative to the values shown below.

• 1,000,000,000 Characters (8-bit character)
• 200,000,000 Words (five character words)
• 208,159.87 Pages (full single-spaced plaintext page)
• 74,872.72 Word Documents (full single-spaced Microsoft Word file)
• 686.03 Floppy Disks (1.44 formatted floppy disk)
• 317.89 Photos (3MiB photo)
• 238.42 eBooks (4MiB eBook)
• 158.95 MP3s (6MiB MP3 song)
• 63.58 Videos (15MiB video clip)
• 1.47 CD (74 minute 650MiB CD)