Postal Service (Price for Handling of a Standard Letter)

Based on a comparison of 33 countries in 2015, Italy ranked the highest in price for handling of a standard letter by postal service with EUR 2.80 followed by Denmark and Norway. On the other end of the scale was Serbia with EUR 0.190, Malta with EUR 0.260 and Macedonia with EUR 0.290.

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Country Unit 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Austria EUR           0.550 0.550 0.620 0.620 0.620    
Belgium EUR           0.590 0.690 ... 0.750 0.770    
Bulgaria EUR   ... ... ...   0.510 0.510 0.430 0.430 0.430    
Croatia EUR           0.480 0.430 0.420 0.410 0.410    
Cyprus EUR           0.340 0.340 0.340 0.340 0.340    
Czech Republic EUR           0.380 0.400 0.410 ... 0.380    
Denmark EUR           0.740 0.740 1.07 1.07 1.07    
Estonia EUR           0.350 0.350 0.350 0.450 0.450    
Finland EUR           0.800 0.750 0.750 0.750 0.850    
France EUR         ... ... 0.570 0.600 0.600 0.630    
Germany EUR           0.550 0.550 0.550 0.550 0.580    
Greece EUR           0.580 0.580 0.600 0.620 0.620    
Hungary EUR           0.360 0.380 0.410 0.450 0.470    
Iceland EUR         ... ... ... ... 0.750 0.740    
Ireland EUR           0.550 0.550 0.550 0.550 0.600    
Italy EUR         ... ... ... 0.600 0.700 0.700    
Latvia EUR           0.500 0.560 0.570 0.720 0.810    
Lithuania EUR           0.450 0.460 0.450 0.450 0.450    
Luxembourg EUR           0.500 0.530 0.600 0.600 0.600    
Macedonia EUR ... ... ... ...   0.260 0.290 0.290 0.260 0.260    
Malta EUR           0.190 0.190 0.200 0.200 0.260    
Netherlands EUR           0.440 0.440 0.460 0.500 0.540    
Norway EUR         ... ... ... ... ... ...    
Poland EUR           0.450 0.490 0.470 0.470 0.560    
Portugal EUR           0.470 0.470 0.470 0.470 0.500    
Romania EUR           0.240 0.380 0.380 0.360 0.360    
Serbia EUR ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.190 0.190    
Slovakia EUR           0.600 0.600 0.600 0.600 0.650    
Slovenia EUR           0.290 0.270 0.270 0.290 0.290    
Spain EUR           0.320 0.340 0.350 ... 0.370    
Sweden EUR           0.570 0.630 0.660 0.550 0.550    
Switzerland EUR ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.770 0.750    
United Kingdom EUR           0.440 0.480 0.530 0.740 0.710