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Unit

Bitrates are measured in bit/s. SI prefixes:

1,000 bit/s 	        = 1 kbit/s
1,000,000 bit/s 	= 1 Mbit/s
1,000,000,000 bit/s 	= 1 Gbit/s

Common Bitrates

stream calculation bitrate
100Mbit/s LAN 100 Mbit/s
802.11b WLAN 11 Mbit/s
DVD 5 Mbit/s
Video CD video 1150 kbit/s, audio 224 kbit/s 1.4 Mbit/s
CD Audio or uncompressed audio files 1.4 Mbit/s
FLAC <math>0.54 \cdot 1.4</math> Mbit/s 756 kbit/s
MP3 192 kbit/s - 320 kbit/s

References