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The Forever Stamp is forever rising in price. How does the U.S. cost compare globally?

April 12, 2024

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The cost of a Forever postage stamp is poised to rise in July, under a U.S. Postal Service plan to boost the price of the first-class stamp to 73 cents from the current 68 cents — a price that was just raised in January.

The 5-cent increase would take effect on July 14. If it’s approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission, it would be the sixth price hike since January 2021.

Despite the string of increases, the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General says a U.S. postage stamp remains a bargain in the global marketplace, citing much higher prices in Europe and other areas

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