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How Much is a Stamp?
Stamp price from 45 cents in 2012 to begin. Price varies according to the size of the shipment. You can learn how much you want to pay stamp price of the underlying table.

Postcards will also see a hike in price equal to 3 cents, which means you will pay 32 cents to mail postcards. If you want to mail a letter to Canada or Mexico, you will pay 85 cents (up 5 cents since 2011). Surprisingly, the cost to send international letters will increase by 7 cents ( $1.05 in 2012).

The current price of a UK first class stamp is: 60 pence.

Summary of the 2012 USPS postage rate increase:

  • First Class Letters (1 oz.) will increase by one cent to $0.45 from $0.44. Each additional ounce will cost an extra $0.20 (no change)
  • First Class Flats (1 oz.) will increase by two cents to $0.90 from $0.88. Each additional ounce will cost an extra $0.20 (no change)
  • Postcard rates will increase by three cents to $0.32 from $0.29
  • Priority Mail retail rates will increase by an average of 3.2% and will start at $5.20 (previously at $5.10)
  • Express Mail retail rates will increase by an average of 4.4% and will start at $12.95 (previously at $12.85)
  • Parcel Post rates will start at $5.20 (previously at $5.10)
  • Media Mail rates will start at $2.47 (previously at $2.41)
  • New Product! Priority Mail Regional Rate Box C is being introduced with a 25 pound maximum weight limit. Prices start at $14.44
  • New Product! Express Mail Flat Rate Box is being introduced at $39.95 with a 70 pound maximum weight limit
Letters 2012 Postage Rates 2011 Postage Rates
First-Class Mail letter (1 oz.) $0.45 $0.44
First-Class Mail letter – each additional ounce $0.20 $0.20
First-Class Mail Flat/Large Envelope (1 oz.) $0.90 $0.88
First-Class Mail Flat/Large Envelope -
each additional ounce
$0.20 $0.20
Postcard $0.32 $0.29
Flat Rate Envelopes 2012 Postage Rates 2011 Postage Rates
Express Mail Flat Rate Envelope $18.95 $18.30
Express Mail Flat Rate Legal Envelope $18.95 $18.30
Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope $5.15 $4.95
Priority Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope $5.30 $4.95
Priority Mail Flat Rate Legal Envelope $5.30 $4.95
Packages 2012 Postage Rates 2011 Postage Rates
Express Mail (0.5 lb.) $12.95 and up $13.25 and up
Express Mail Flat Rate Box $39.95 N/A
Priority Mail (1 lb.) $5.20 and up $5.10 and up
Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box $5.35 $5.20
Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box $11.35 $10.95
Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box $15.45 $14.95
Priority Mail APO/FPO/DPO Large Flat Rate Box $13.45 $12.95
Priority Mail Regional Rate Box A $5.79 and up Online only
Priority Mail Regional Rate Box B $6.65 and up Online only
Priority Mail Regional Rate Box C $15.19 and up Online only
First Class Mail Package Service (1 oz.) $1.95 $1.71
Media Mail (1 lb.) $2.47 $2.41
Parcel Post (1 lb.) $5.20 $5.10
Library Mail (1 lb.) $2.35 $2.29
International 2012 Postage Rates 2011 Postage Rates
Global Express Guaranteed (0.5 lb.) $44.00 and up $35.50 and up
Express Mail Intl (0.5 lb.) $29.25 and up $26.95 and up
Express Mail Intl Flat Rate Box - Canada $59.95 N/A
Express Mail Intl Flat Rate Box -
Other Countries
$74.95 N/A
Express Mail Intl Flat Rate Envelopes -Canada $29.25 $26.95
Express Mail Intl Flat Rate Envelopes -
Other Countries
$38.00 $29.95
Priority Mail Intl (1 lb.) $23.25 and up $21.25 and up
Priority Mail Intl Flat Rate Envelopes -
Mexico & Canada
$12.95 $11.95
Priority Mail Intl Flat Rate Envelopes -
Other Countries
$16.95 $13.95
Priority Mail Intl Small Flat Rate Box -
Mexico & Canada
$12.95 $11.95
Priority Mail Intl Small Flat Rate Box -
Other Countries
$16.95 $13.95
Priority Mail Intl Medium Flat Rate Box -
Mexico & Canada
$32.95 $27.95
Priority Mail Intl Medium Flat Rate Box -
Other Countries
$47.95 $45.50
Priority Mail Intl Large Flat Rate Box -
Mexico & Canada
$39.95 $35.50
Priority Mail Intl Large Flat Rate Box -
Other Countries
$60.95 $58.50
First Class Mail Intl - Canada (1 lb.) $5.75 $5.58
First Class Mail Intl - Mexico (1 lb.) $9.29 $8.95
First Class Mail Intl -
Asia, Europe, Australia (1 lb.)
$11.60 $11.39
First Class Mail Intl - Other Countries (1 lb.) $11.26 $10.89
First Class Mail Intl Letters -
Mexico & Canada (1 oz.)
$0.85 $0.80
First Class Mail Intl Letters -
Other Countries (1 oz.)
$1.05 $0.98
Special Services 2012 Postage Rates 2011 Postage Rates
Certified Mail $2.95 $2.85
Certificate of Mailing $1.15 $1.15
Delivery Confirmation $0.75 and up $0.70 and up
Restricted Delivery $4.55 $4.50
Return Receipt (at time of mailing) $2.35 $2.30
Signature Confirmation $2.55 $2.45
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