Megabytes and Kilobytes Converter
Use this calculator to convert megabytes (MB) to kilobytes (kB) and kilobytes to megabytes. This converter is part of the full data storage converter tool.
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Converting kilobytes and megabytes
In the conversion tables below, figures are rounded to a maximum of 5 decimal places (7 with smaller numbers) to give approximations.
|1 kilobyte||0.001 megabytes|
|2 kilobytes||0.002 megabytes|
|3 kilobytes||0.003 megabytes|
|4 kilobytes||0.004 megabytes|
|5 kilobytes||0.005 megabytes|
|6 kilobytes||0.006 megabytes|
|7 kilobytes||0.007 megabytes|
|8 kilobytes||0.008 megabytes|
|9 kilobytes||0.009 megabytes|
|10 kilobytes||0.01 megabytes|
|11 kilobytes||0.011 megabytes|
|12 kilobytes||0.012 megabytes|
|13 kilobytes||0.013 megabytes|
|14 kilobytes||0.014 megabytes|
|15 kilobytes||0.015 megabytes|
|16 kilobytes||0.016 megabytes|
|17 kilobytes||0.017 megabytes|
|18 kilobytes||0.018 megabytes|
|19 kilobytes||0.019 megabytes|
|20 kilobytes||0.02 megabytes|
|1 megabyte||1000 kilobytes|
|2 megabytes||2000 kilobytes|
|3 megabytes||3000 kilobytes|
|4 megabytes||4000 kilobytes|
|5 megabytes||5000 kilobytes|
|6 megabytes||6000 kilobytes|
|7 megabytes||7000 kilobytes|
|8 megabytes||8000 kilobytes|
|9 megabytes||9000 kilobytes|
|10 megabytes||10000 kilobytes|
|11 megabytes||11000 kilobytes|
|12 megabytes||12000 kilobytes|
|13 megabytes||13000 kilobytes|
|14 megabytes||14000 kilobytes|
|15 megabytes||15000 kilobytes|
|16 megabytes||16000 kilobytes|
|17 megabytes||17000 kilobytes|
|18 megabytes||18000 kilobytes|
|19 megabytes||19000 kilobytes|
|20 megabytes||20000 kilobytes|
How many megabytes are there in 1 kilobyte?
There are 0.001 megabytes in 1 kilobyte. To convert from kilobytes to megabytes, multiply your figure by 0.001 (or divide by 1000) .
How many kilobytes are there in 1 megabyte?
There are 1000 kilobytes in 1 megabyte. To convert from megabytes to kilobytes, multiply your figure by 1000 (or divide by 0.001) .
What is a kilobyte?
As you might have guessed, a kilobyte is commonly defined as consisting of 1,000 bytes. We should point out that its actual value is 1,024 bytes (or 2^10 bytes). Still, most say that this value is very similar to 10^3. It is for this reason that the International System of Units (SI) generally equates the kilobyte with 1,000 bytes. This also helps to somewhat simplify multiplication factors when dealing with such massive numbers. To put this another way, one kilobyte is 10 x 10 x 10 bytes. Although this might seem like a large figure, let's recall that most operating systems contain gigabytes of data capacity!
What is a megabyte?
Most computer users are very familiar with the megabyte. As you might have already guessed, a megabyte is the equivalent of 1,000,000 bytes (or 10^6 bytes). We should point out that there is more than meets the eye here. While the SI definition is one million bytes of information, many computing professionals will instead use the more precise number of 1,048,576 bytes (1,024^2). This arises from the binary multiples that occur (each byte contains eight bits of information within its string).
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