How many KB is 1 MB

The best data tariffs for mobile phones

KB, MB, GB: that's how much you use

Sebastian Griesbach

How big is an MP3 file? How much does an email with a Word attachment swallow? In order to choose the right data plan, you need to know what amounts of data are whizzing through the network with the various Internet applications.

Do you have any idea how much data is generated when you visit a website? Or what amount of data do you think is moved when sending an ordinary e-mail? And did you know that there are costs for both downloading and uploading data? For example, you pay for receiving (downloading) an email as well as for sending it (upload).
With a data flat rate, that doesn't matter to you. But not with a tariff that is limited to a certain time or volume. Because if your data volume is over budget, additional fees will apply. If it is significantly lower, you will pay more each month than you actually need to.
How much data is actually generated depends on the size of the file. This can vary and depends, for example, on whether a website contains many images or not. With the following average values ​​from your colleagues at Laptopkarten.de you can roughly calculate and estimate your monthly data volume:
simple email of about 200 words 10 kilobytes
Email with attachment (Word document or small photo) 100 Kbytes
E-mail with a large attachment (images, presentation, etc.) 1 Mbyte
compact website 70 - 150 KByte
more extensive website with many picture elements1 Mbyte
short piece of music 1 - 5 Mbytes
longer piece of music 10 Mbytes
full MP3 album 100 Mbytes
about 20 minutes of internet radio 100 Mbytes
Rule of thumb: With 128-MP3 encoding, you can count on one Mbyte per minute.
short compressed video clip 100 Mbytes
compressed video film (2 hours) 1 gigabyte