Cost of a first class U.S. postage stamp
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 7 September 2021

Historical U.S. first class postage rates*

yearfirst class
postage rate,
cents (current)
first class
postage rate,
cents (2021 $)
CPI
1866352.215.4
1867356.014.3
1868358.313.8
1869360.813.2
1870363.512.6
1871367.811.8
1872367.811.8
1873369.211.6
1874372.711.0
1875375.510.6
1876377.310.4
1877379.110.1
1878383.09.7
1879383.09.7
1880381.09.9
1881381.09.9
1882381.09.9
1883255.19.7
1884256.39.5
1885257.49.3
1886258.79.1
1887258.19.2
1888258.19.2
1889260.08.9
1890260.78.8
1891260.78.8
1892260.78.8
1893261.48.7
1894264.28.3
1895265.88.1
1896265.88.1
1897266.68.0
1898266.68.0
1899266.68.0
1900265.88.1
1901265.08.2
1902264.28.3
1903262.88.5
1904262.08.6
1905262.88.5
1906261.48.7
1907258.89.1
1908260.08.9
1909260.78.8
1910258.19.2
1911258.19.2
1912255.89.6
1913254.09.9
1914253.410.0
1915252.910.1
1916249.510.9
1917241.812.8
1918353.115.0
1919230.717.3
1920225.720.0
1921230.217.9
1922231.816.8
1923231.117.1
1924231.317.1
1925230.217.5
1926230.517.7
1927230.917.4
1928231.317.2
1929230.917.2
1930232.216.7
1931235.415.2
1932358.913.6
1933361.212.9
1934359.813.4
1935358.513.7
1936357.713.9
1937355.314.4
1938356.914.1
1939358.113.9
1940357.314.0
1941354.514.7
1942348.916.3
1943346.117.3
1944345.317.6
1945344.318.0
1946340.519.5
1947336.122.3
1948332.924.0
1949333.823.8
1950333.324.1
1951331.026.0
1952330.026.6
1953329.926.8
1954329.826.9
1955329.926.8
1956329.327.2
1957328.328.1
1958327.628.9
1959436.629.2
1960436.129.6
1961435.629.9
1962435.330.3
1963543.530.6
1964543.031.0
1965542.331.5
1966541.132.5
1967540.033.4
1968645.934.8
1969643.636.7
1970641.138.8
1971852.540.5
1972851.041.8
1973848.344.4
19741054.149.3
19751049.353.8
19761360.856.9
19771356.960.6
19781561.065.2
19791554.872.6
19801548.582.4
19811852.590.9
19822054.896.5
19832053.599.6
19842051.3103.9
19852254.5107.6
19862253.7109.6
19872251.7113.6
19882556.4118.3
19892553.7124.0
19902551.2130.7
19912956.9136.2
19922955.2140.3
19932953.7144.5
19942952.2148.2
19953256.1152.4
19963254.5156.9
19973253.3160.5
19983252.4163.0
19993352.9166.6
20003351.0172.2
20013451.2177.1
20023754.9179.9
20033753.8184.0
20043752.2188.9
20053750.6195.3
20063951.2201.6
20074152.6207.3
20084251.0215.3
20094454.6214.5
20104453.9218.1
20114452.0224.9
20124552.5229.6
20134652.6233.0
20144955.0236.7
20154954.9237.0
20164752.2240.0
20174953.5245.1
20185053.0251.1
20195557.3255.7
20205556.7258.8
20215553.8267.2
2021 Sep5856.4273.0

* Postal rates as of July 1, base rate for first 1/2-ounce or first ounce; CPI annual averages.

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Last modified 7 September 2021.
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