# How to Convert Kilobyte to Megabyte (kB to MB) ?

Kilobyte (KB) and Megabyte (MB) are the most common units used to measure digital storage capacity. Sometimes, we may require converting from KB to MB or vice-versa. Let us analyse the steps.

Kilobytes (KB) and Megabytes (MB) are units of digital data storage used to measure the size or capacity of files, documents, and storage devices. The primary distinction between them lies in their scale:

Kilobyte (KB): One kilobyte is equal to 1,000 bytes. It is the smallest unit of digital data storage and is often used to describe very small files or memory capacities. Common examples of files that might be measured in kilobytes include small text documents, simple spreadsheets, and small images.

Megabyte (MB): One megabyte is equal to 1,000 kilobytes or one million bytes. It is a larger unit and is commonly used to describe larger files and memory capacities. Common examples of files measured in megabytes include high-resolution images, longer documents, and short audio clips.

### Conversion between Kilobyte and Megabyte

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Terabyte [TB]
Petabyte [PB]
Exabyte [EB]
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One Kilobyte (kB) is equal to 1,000 Bytes. It is 1000^1 or 10^3 Bytes.

1 kB = 1 x 1000 = 1,000 Bytes

Whereas , there are 1,000,000 Bytes in 1 Megabytes, calculated as 1000^2 or 10^6 Byes.

1 MB = 1 x 1000 x 1000 = 1,000,000 Bytes

Therefore, value of 1 MB in kB is calculated as..

1 MB = ( 1 x 1000 ) x 1000 = 1 kB x 1000 = 1000 kB

From the above, we can convert Kilobytes to Megabytes by dividing by 1000.

MB = kB / 1000

And similarly convert Megabytes to Kilobytes by multiplying with 1000.

kB = MB x 1000

You can use below tools to quickly convert from Kilobytes to Megabytes and vice versa.