KiB to kB → CONVERT Kibibytes to Kilobytes

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Kibibyte (KiB) Versus Kilobyte (kB) - Comparison

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

Kibibytes is a "binary" unit where as Kilobytes is a "decimal" unit. One Kibibyte is equal to 1024 bytes. One Kilobyte is equal to 1000 bytes. There are 0.9765625 Kibibyte in one Kilobyte. Find more details on below table.

Unit Name Kibibyte Kilobyte
Unit Symbol KiB kB
Standard binary decimal
Defined Value 2^10 or 1024^1 Bytes 10^3 or 1000^1 Bytes
Value in Bits 8,192 8,000
Value in Bytes 1,024 1,000

Kibibyte (KiB) to Kilobyte (kB) Conversion Formula and Steps

Kibibyte (KiB) to Kilobyte (kB) Conversion Image

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

The formula of converting the Kibibyte (KiB) to Kilobyte (kB) is represented as follows :

diamond CONVERSION FORMULA kB = KiB x 1024 ÷ 1000
Source Data Unit Target Data Unit
Equal to 1024 bytes
(Binary Unit)
Equal to 1000 bytes
(Decimal Unit)

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


Kilobytes = Kibibytes x 1024 ÷ 1000


Kilobytes = Kibibytes x 1.024


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

  1. = 1 x 1024 ÷ 1000
  2. = 1 x 1.024
  3. = 1.024
  4. i.e. 1 KiB is equal to 1.024 kB.

Note : Result rounded off to 40 decimal positions.

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

Unit Definitions


A Kibibyte (KiB) is a binary unit of digital information that is equal to 1024 bytes (or 8,192 bits) and is defined by the International Electro technical Commission(IEC). The prefix 'kibi' is derived from the binary number system and it is used to distinguish it from the decimal-based 'kilobyte' (KB). It is widely used in the field of computing as it more accurately represents the amount of data storage and data transfer in computer systems.
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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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Excel Formula to convert from Kibibyte (KiB) to Kilobyte (kB)

Apply the formula as shown below to convert from 1 Kibibyte (KiB) to Kilobyte (kB).

  A B C
1 Kibibyte (KiB) Kilobyte (kB)  
2 1 =A2 * 1.024  

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Python Code for Kibibyte (KiB) to Kilobyte (kB) Conversion

You can use below code to convert any value in Kibibyte (KiB) to Kibibyte (KiB) in Python.

kibibytes = int(input("Enter Kibibytes: "))
kilobytes = kibibytes * 1.024
print("{} Kibibytes = {} Kilobytes".format(kibibytes,kilobytes))

The first line of code will prompt the user to enter the Kibibyte (KiB) 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 Kibibytes(KiB) are there in a Kilobyte(kB)?expand_more

There are 0.9765625 Kibibytes in a Kilobyte.

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

Use the formula KiB = kB x 1000 / 1024 to convert Kilobyte to Kibibyte.

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

There are 1.024 Kilobytes in a Kibibyte.

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

Use the formula kB = KiB x 1024 / 1000 to convert Kibibyte to Kilobyte.

Which is bigger, Kibibyte(KiB) or Kilobyte(kB)?expand_more

Kibibyte is bigger than Kilobyte. One Kibibyte contains 1.024 Kilobytes.

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