## Number of Bytes in a Megabyte

**How many bytes are there in a megabyte?**

**1,048,576.**

There are 1,048,576 bytes in a megabyte. *Mega* is a prefix that means ‘Ëœone million’â„¢, so that roughly speaking, a megabyte consists of one million bytes. Because computer storage units are based on a binary numeral system based on the power of two, where one byte is equal to 2^{3} bits, then it is more accurate to measure megabytes in terms of 2^{20} or 1,048,576 bytes.

This fact is verified on : March 3, 2010.