How much data does YouTube streaming video use on the iPad 3G?

YouTube streams video when connected to a 3G cellular data network. We ran an independent test to see exactly how much bandwidth the YouTube application would require.

Videos were selected from the Most Viewed tab. Five different videos were played, adding up to 14:55 minutes.

YouTube data usage results:

Sent: 0.2 MB
Received: 13 MB

Total: 13.2 MB