# Convert 5 mbytes to kbytes

So you want to convert 5 megabytes into kilobytes? If you're in a rush and just need the answer, the calculator below is all you need. The answer is 5000 kilobytes.

## How to convert megabytes to kilobytes

We all use different units of measurement every day. Whether you're in a foreign country and need to convert the local imperial units to metric, or you're baking a cake and need to convert to a unit you are more familiar with.

Luckily, converting most units is very, very simple. In this case, all you need to know is that 1 mbytes is equal to 1000 kbytes.

Once you know what 1 mbytes is in kilobytes, you can simply multiply 1000 by the total megabytes you want to calculate.

So for our example here we have 5 megabytes. So all we do is multiply 5 by 1000:

5 x 1000 = 5000

## What is the best conversion unit for 5 mbytes?

As an added little bonus conversion for you, we can also calculate the best unit of measurement for 5 mbytes.

What is the "best" unit of measurement? To keep it simple, let's say that the best unit of measure is the one that is the lowest possible without going below 1. The reason for this is that the lowest number generally makes it easier to understand the measurement.

For 5 mbytes the best unit of measurement is megabytes, and the amount is 5 mbytes.

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