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GoDaddied's picture

How Much Does It Cost To Mail A Letter In The United States?

I want to give my brother some extra money to mail some letters in the US to family for me. How much is it to mail an envelope? 40 cents?

Kerry Kobashi's picture

Cost of stamp going up

Update: 10/19/11

Its going up to 45 cents starting next year (January 22, 2012)

Kerry is the founder of KerryOnWorld. He lives in Silicon Valley.

crossingover's picture

i posted via manual mail a

i posted via manual mail a lot ago...i recall its more than 40 cents

TKing's picture

Who would ever thought

That I would find my answer on Kow? I forgot how much it costs for a postage stamp and lo and behold, the answer is right here. I agree with AMiller, what's their excuse this time to raise postage rates? Rising operational costs? Gas prices have gone down and postal workers should be taking a pay cut in this economy just like everyone else.

AMiller's picture

the cost of mailing a letter is too high

Why arent they considering that gas prices are much lower now by 30%? Whats the postal service's next excuse to bump up postage stamp rates? They have never lowered it through history, just keep raising it. Clearly runaway inflation.

Anonymous's picture

the cost of mailing a letter is too high

I understand how you feel but, the way I look at it is that some guy comes to my house and picks up a letter. Then it gets sorted and sent to anywhere I want it to go in the world (almost I think) or at least the USA.And they do all this for $.42 cents,less than half a buck,hmmm I cant even buy a candy bar or a cup of coffe for that price.So when I look at it like this 2me its a pretty good deal.(and no I dont work for the post office) Really I understand but most everything has gone way up^ in price,and yes gas has gone down but it was way over priced anyway IMHO. Anyway thats my 2cents worth although I guess its more like a quarters worth now.


CWhip's picture

The cost of mailing a letter goes up

On May 11, 2009 the cost to mail a letter in the United States will go up two cents. The price of a first class stamp will be 44 cents.

United States Postal Service cites "rising operational costs" are causing the increase in postage rates.

Filo24's picture

Postage stamp prices are going up again

I read somewhere yesterday that the US Postal Service is going to raise postage stamps to 44 cents

AshleyAims's picture

I'm pretty sure its 42 cents

Postage For Letters

But it depends on weight and size of a letter. Assuming that its a standard size envelope:

  • Less than 1 ounce: $0.42
  • Less than 2 ounces: $0.59
  • Less than 3 ounces: $0.76
  • Less than 3 1/2 ounces: $0.93

As always the price changes but this is the present cost.