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How much Is a postage stamp today?

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The cost of a postage stamp today is 49 cents. This is a 3 cent rate increase from 2013. The rate was increased as of Jan. 26, 2014.

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The postage rate is determined based on mail class and package dimensions like weight and shape. As a result of the rate hike, metered mail is now 1 cent less than First Class 1-ounce letters.

Postage services also include insurance, tracking and certified mail. The rate for insurance begins at $1.89 and goes up based on the contents of the package. The rate for certified mail is $3.30, and mail tracking is free.

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    What is First Class postage?

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