Postage Rates
As of May 11, 2009

Postcard Postage


First Class Postage


Priority Mail Envelope


United States

The current price of a single postage stamp in the United States is 44 cents, and has been at that rate since May 11, 2009. A single postcard stamp currently costs 28 cents. The smallest Priority Mail Envelope starts at $4.95.


A letter weighing up to 30g in Canada costs $0.54 if mailed in the nation, $0.98 if mailed to the US, and $1.65 if mailed to other international countries. Rates may change often so be sure to check with your local post office for the most up-to-date information.

United Kingdom

A letter weighing up to 100g costs 0.52 for first class mail and 0.42 for second class mail.
We saw the most recent increase in stamp prices (in the United States) on May 11, 2009, when the price of a first class stamp went from 42 cents to 44 cents. The rise in price was affiliated with an increase in production costs, according to the United States Postal Service. This increase is estimated to cost an average family just $3 more per year in stamp prices.

If you are worried about future increases in the price of stamps, you may be looking into investing in Forever Stamps, which are sold at the current first class price and can be used after any future price increases. However, you may want to think twice before this investment. These stamps are often lost or forgotten about, leading to wasted money, and at our current rate of inflation, Forever Stamps may actually have a negative effect on your checkbook in the long run, providing you remain employed.

Be sure to bookmark this page to keep up to date on current stamp prices; we will also soon feature reviews on the leading online stamp providers and postage supplies.