1970 Postage Stamp Price in Today's Dollars

Amount
$
From
To
$0.44
Adjusted for inflation, $0.06 in 1970 is equal to $0.44 in 2022.
Annual inflation over this period was 3.92%.

On January 1, 1970, a first class U.S. postage stamp cost $0.06.

This is equivalent to $0.44 in 2022 dollars.

Note: We determine the value of a dollar using the Consumer Price Index from December of the previous year.

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Here's how much the 1970 stamp price of $0.06 would be worth over time, compared to the actual price from that year.

Year Inflation-adjusted Actual
2021 $0.41 $0.55
2020 $0.41 $0.55
2019 $0.40 $0.50
2018 $0.39 $0.49
2017 $0.38 $0.47
2016 $0.38 $0.49
2015 $0.37 $0.49
2014 $0.37 $0.46
2013 $0.37 $0.45
2012 $0.36 $0.44
2011 $0.35 $0.44
2010 $0.34 $0.44
2009 $0.33 $0.42
2008 $0.33 $0.41
2007 $0.32 $0.39
2006 $0.31 $0.37
2005 $0.30 $0.37
2004 $0.29 $0.37
2003 $0.29 $0.37
2002 $0.28 $0.34
2001 $0.28 $0.33
2000 $0.27 $0.33
1999 $0.26 $0.32
1998 $0.26 $0.32
1997 $0.25 $0.32
1996 $0.24 $0.32
1995 $0.24 $0.32
1994 $0.23 $0.29
1993 $0.23 $0.29
1992 $0.22 $0.29
1991 $0.21 $0.25
1990 $0.20 $0.25
1989 $0.19 $0.25
1988 $0.18 $0.22
1987 $0.18 $0.22
1986 $0.17 $0.22
1985 $0.17 $0.20
1984 $0.16 $0.20
1983 $0.16 $0.20
1982 $0.15 $0.20
1981 $0.14 $0.15
1980 $0.12 $0.15
1979 $0.11 $0.15
1978 $0.10 $0.13
1977 $0.09 $0.13
1976 $0.09 $0.13
1975 $0.08 $0.10
1974 $0.07 $0.08
1973 $0.07 $0.08
1972 $0.07 $0.08
1971 $0.06 $0.06
1970 $0.06 $0.06