How Far Does Your 44 Cents Go?

When mailing a letter that weighs about one ounce, the U.S. Postal

Service’s 44 cents is one of lowest First Class postage rates. Whether

you are mailing a letter locally or sending a greeting card across

country, it still only costs 44 cents now, but will increase to 45 cents

in January. The graph below compares the U.S. Postal Service’s postage

rate with other countries. As you can see, Norway charges the highest

rate, which is nearly four times the cost U.S. rate.


Some might feel it is reasonable for the Postal Service to increase

rates and charge a  fee comparable to those in other countries. On the

contrary, others might say the Postal Service’s rate must remain at an

affordable level, especially for people with lower incomes. They might

also say raising the rate to a level found elsewhere would drive

customers away even faster.

Source:  Mail Geeks Group on

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