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kbit to Mibit - Conversion Formula and Steps

Kilobit and Mebibit are units of digital information used to measure storage capacity and data transfer rate. Kilobit is a decimal standard unit where as Mebibit is binary. One Kilobit is equal to 1000 bits. One Mebibit is equal to 1024^2 bits. There are 1,048.576 Kilobits in one Mebibit. - view the difference between both units

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Source Data UnitTarget Data Unit
Kilobit (kbit)
Equal to 1000 bits
(Decimal Unit)
Mebibit (Mibit)
Equal to 1024^2 bits
(Binary Unit)

The formula of converting the Kilobit to Mebibit is represented as follows :

Mibit = kbit x 1000 / 10242

Note : Here we are converting the units between different standards. The source unit Kilobit is Decimal where as the target unit Mebibit is Binary. In such scenario, first we need to convert the source unit to the basic unit - Bit - multiply with 1000, and then convert to target unit by dividing with 1024^2 .

Now let us apply the above formula and, write down the steps to convert from Kilobit (kbit) to Mebibit (Mibit). This way, we can try to simplify and reduce to an easy to apply formula.


Mebibit = Kilobit x 1000 / 10242


Mebibit = Kilobit x 1000 / (1024x1024)


Mebibit = Kilobit x 1000 / 1048576


Mebibit = Kilobit x 0.00095367431640625

Example : If we apply the above Formula and steps, conversion from 10 kbit to Mibit, will be processed as below.

  1. = 10 x 1000 / 10242
  2. = 10 x 1000 / (1024x1024)
  3. = 10 x 1000 / 1048576
  4. = 10 x 0.00095367431640625
  5. = 0.0095367431640625
  6. i.e. 10 kbit is equal to 0.0095367431640625 Mibit.

(Result rounded off to 40 decimal positions.)

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

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Definition : Kilobit

A Kilobit (kb or kbit) is a unit of digital information that is equal to 1000 bits. It is commonly used to express data transfer speeds, such as the speed of an internet connection and to measure the size of a file. In the context of data storage and memory, the binary-based unit of Kibibit (Kibit) is used instead.
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Definition : Mebibit

A Mebibit (Mib or Mibit) is a unit of digital information that is equal to 1,048,576 bits and is defined by the International Electro technical Commission(IEC). The prefix "mebi" is derived from the binary number system and it is used to distinguish it from the decimal-based "megabit" (Mb). 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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Excel Formula to convert from kbit to Mibit

Apply the formula as shown below to convert from Kilobit to Mebibit.

1Kilobit (kbit)Mebibit (Mibit) 
21=A2 * 0.00095367431640625 

Download - Excel Template for Kilobit to Mebibit Conversion

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

Python Code for kbit to Mibit Conversion

You can use below code to convert any value in Kilobit to Mebibit in Python.

kilobit = int(input("Enter Kilobit: "))
mebibit = kilobit * 1000 / (1024*1024)
print("{} Kilobit = {} Mebibit".format(kilobit,mebibit))

The first line of code will prompt the user to enter the Kilobit as an input. The value of Mebibit is calculated on the next line, and the code in third line will display the result.