Abbreviated as K, kB, KB, and KByte, a kilobyte is equal to 1,024 bytes. However, a kilobyte is also defined by the IEC as equal to 1,000 bytes. Therefore, a KB could really equal either of these values.
What comes before a kilobyte?
A byte comes before a kilobyte.
What comes after a kilobyte?
A megabyte comes after a kilobyte.
Converting kilobytes to another unit
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 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 (Kibit)||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 (Mibit)||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 (Gibit)||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 (Tibit)||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 (Pibit)||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 (Eibit)||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|