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How can I find the memory size (in bytes) of a variable in C language?

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You can use the unary operator 'sizeof' to determine the size of a variable or a data type. The sizeof operator returns a long unsigned integer, so you need to print the result using the '%lu' format specifier. The size of the variable will be in bytes.

Here is an example:

#include <stdio.h>

int main() {

 int nn;

 float ff;

 double dd;

 char cc;

  printf("%lu\t", sizeof(nn));

 printf("%lu\t", sizeof(ff));

 printf("%lu\t", sizeof(dd));

 printf("%lu\n", sizeof(cc));


  return 0;


The above code will print the following: "4       4       8       1", i.e. size of the integer and float is 4 bytes, the size of the double is 8 bytes, and the size of char is 1 byte.

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