Byte to kB → CONVERT Bytes to Kilobytes

info 1 Byte is equal to 0.001 kB
Input Byte (B) - and press Enter.
You are converting Byte to Kilobyte, a decimal unit.

Byte (B) Versus Kilobyte (kB) - Comparison

Bytes and Kilobytes are units of digital information used to measure storage capacity and data transfer rate.

Bytes is one of the very "basic" digital unit where as Kilobytes is a "decimal" unit. One Byte is equal to 8 bits. One Kilobyte is equal to 1000 bytes. There are 1,000 Byte in one Kilobyte. Find more details on below table.

Unit Name Byte Kilobyte
Unit Symbol B kB
Standard basic decimal
Defined Value 8 bits 10^3 or 1000^1 Bytes
Value in Bits 8 8,000
Value in Bytes 1 1,000

Byte (B) to Kilobyte (kB) Conversion Formula and Steps

Byte (B) to Kilobyte (kB) Conversion Image

Byte to kB Calculator Tool allows you to easily convert from Byte (B) to Kilobyte (kB). This converter uses the below formula and steps to perform the conversion.

The formula of converting the Byte (B) to Kilobyte (kB) is represented as follows :

diamond CONVERSION FORMULA kB = Byte ÷ 1000
Source Data Unit Target Data Unit
Equal to 8 bits
(Basic Unit)
Equal to 1000 bytes
(Decimal Unit)

The conversion diagram below will help you to visualize the steps involved in calculating Byte to Kilobyte in a simplified manner.

÷ 8   
÷ 1000   
÷ 1000   
÷ 1000   
÷ 1000   
÷ 1000   
÷ 1000   
÷ 1000   
÷ 1000   
  x 8  
  x 1000  
  x 1000  
  x 1000  
  x 1000  
  x 1000  
  x 1000  
  x 1000  
  x 1000  

Now let us apply the above formula and see how to manually convert Byte (B) to Kilobyte (kB). We can further simplify the formula to ease the calculation.


Kilobytes = Bytes ÷ 1000


Kilobytes = Bytes x (1 ÷ 1000)


Kilobytes = Bytes x 0.001


Example : If we apply the above Formula and steps, conversion from 1 Byte (B) to Kilobyte (kB) will be processed as below.

  1. = 1 ÷ 1000
  2. = 1 x (1 ÷ 1000)
  3. = 1 x 0.001
  4. = 0.001
  5. i.e. 1 Byte is equal to 0.001 kB.

Note : Result rounded off to 40 decimal positions.

You can use above formula and steps to convert Bytes to Kilobytes using any of the programming language such as Java, Python or Powershell.

Unit Definitions


A Byte is a unit of digital information that typically consists of 8 bits and can represent a wide range of values such as characters, binary data and it is widely used in the digital world to measure the data size and data transfer speed.
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A Kilobyte (kB) is a decimal unit of digital information that is equal to 1000 bytes (or 8,000 bits) and commonly used to express the size of a file or the amount of memory used by a program. It is also used to express data transfer speeds and in the context of data storage and memory, the binary-based unit of kibibyte (KiB) is used instead.
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Popular Byte Conversions

Excel Formula to convert from Byte (B) to Kilobyte (kB)

Apply the formula as shown below to convert from 1 Byte (B) to Kilobyte (kB).

  A B C
1 Byte (B) Kilobyte (kB)  
2 1 =A2 * 0.001  

download Download - Excel Template for Byte (B) to Kilobyte (kB) Conversion

If you want to perform bulk conversion locally in your system, then download and make use of above Excel template.

Python Code for Byte (B) to Kilobyte (kB) Conversion

You can use below code to convert any value in Byte (B) to Byte (B) in Python.

bytes = int(input("Enter Bytes: "))
kilobytes = bytes * (1 / 1000)
print("{} Bytes = {} Kilobytes".format(bytes,kilobytes))

The first line of code will prompt the user to enter the Byte (B) as an input. The value of Kilobyte (kB) is calculated on the next line, and the code in third line will display the result.

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

How many Kilobytes(kB) are there in a Byte?expand_more

There are 0.001 Kilobytes in a Byte.

What is the formula to convert Byte to Kilobyte(kB)?expand_more

Use the formula kB = Byte / 1000 to convert Byte to Kilobyte.

How many Bytes are there in a Kilobyte(kB)?expand_more

There are 1000 Bytes in a Kilobyte.

What is the formula to convert Kilobyte(kB) to Byte?expand_more

Use the formula Byte = kB x 1000 to convert Kilobyte to Byte.

Which is bigger, Kilobyte(kB) or Byte?expand_more

Kilobyte is bigger than Byte. One Kilobyte contains 1000 Bytes.

What is 1000 Byte?expand_more

1000 Byte is equal to one Kilobyte(kB).

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