The cost of a postage stamp today is 49 cents. This is a 3 cent rate increase from 2013. The rate was increased as of Jan. 26, 2014.Continue Reading
The postage rate is determined based on mail class and package dimensions like weight and shape. As a result of the rate hike, metered mail is now 1 cent less than First Class 1-ounce letters.
Postage services also include insurance, tracking and certified mail. The rate for insurance begins at $1.89 and goes up based on the contents of the package. The rate for certified mail is $3.30, and mail tracking is free.Learn more about Postal Services
The price of a first class postage stamp was raised from 37 cents to 39 cents on Jan. 8, 2006. The change followed the approval of a Postal Rate Commission recommendation to raise prices on all classes of mail approximately 5.4 percent.Full Answer >
As of June 2014, the base rate of a U.S. first-class postage stamp is 49 cents. This rate applies to standard-sized mailings weighing 1 ounce or less. Twenty-one cents is added for each additional ounce.Full Answer >
A first-class postage stamp in 1980 cost 15 cents, according to the United States Postal Service. This price was effective from May 29, 1978, until the rate increased to 18 cents on March 22, 1981.Full Answer >
According to the U.S. Postal Service, the price of a first-class postage stamp in the United States is 49 cents as of June 2014. This rate applies to standard-sized mail weighing 1 ounce or less. Letters weighing more than 1 ounce cost an additional 21 cents to mail.Full Answer >