Stamp Rate 2018 – How much is a Stamp?

You probably here to learn “How Much Does A Stamp Cost?” As we will be soon in 2018 and thus the stamp rates. There is a news that The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of price changes to take effect Jan. 21, 2018. The new price will be increase 1 cent if approved that is from 49 cents to 50 cents.

It will be reviewed by the PRC before they are scheduled to take effect from January 21, 2018. The complete pricing details of Stamp will be published on the website of PRC under the Daily Listings section at

For the Mailing Services filing see Oct. 6, 2017, Docket No. R2018-1. For the Shipping Services filing see Oct. 6, 2017, Docket No. CP2018-8.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

Till now the current postage rates for stamps is 49 cents and I hope it will be remain at this price even in 2018. Below I have listed the current and proposed prices which is directly published on the USPS website

The proposed Mailing Services price changes include




Letters (1 oz.)

49 cents

50 cents

Letters additional ounces

21 cents

21 cents

Letters (metered)

46 cents

47 cents

Outbound International Letters (1 oz.)



Domestic Postcards

34 cents

35 cents

The proposed domestic Priority Mail Flat Rate Retail price changes are




Small Flat Rate Box



Medium Flat Rate Box



Large Flat Rate Box



APO/FPO Large Flat Rate Box



Regular Flat Rate Envelope



Legal Flat Rate Envelope



Padded Flat Rate Envelope





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