# What is a Mebibyte

**What is a Mebibyte?**

Mebibyte (MiB) is a unit of measure with IEC binary prefix Mebi. The binary prefix Mebi means 2^{20}, that also means 1 **Mebibyte** is equal to 1,048,576 bytes. And MiB is the unit symbol of Mebibyte.

You can also say that there are 1048.576 kilobytes in a Mebibyte and there are 0.001048576 gigabytes in a Mebibyte.

1 Mebibyte = 2^{20} bytes

1 Mebibyte = 1,048,576 bytes

1 Mebibyte = 1048.576 KB

1 Mebibyte = 0.001048576 GB

**What is the difference between a megabyte and a mebibyte?**

**Megabyte** is a unit of digital information with the SI decimal prefix Mega. And its unit symbol is MB.

1 Megabyte is equal to 1,000,000 bytes.

There are 1.048576 megabytes in a Mebibyte. Also you can write as, 1 Mebibyte is equal to (2^{20}/10^{6}) megabytes.

On the other hand, there are 0.95367431640625 mebibytes in a Megabyte. And 1 Megabyte is equal to (10^{6}/2^{20}) mebibytes.

Note that Mebi is the IEC binary prefix equal to 2^{20}. And Mega is the SI decimal prefix equal to 10^{6}.