updated 1/3/2012 5:29:41 PM ET 2012-01-03T22:29:41

The price of The New York Times has gone up by 50 cents.

On New York City newsstands, the Times now costs $2.50 for the Monday through Saturday editions. That's the same price printed on its newspapers sold across the country.

Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy says the big Sunday newspaper still costs the same: $5 in the New York area and $6 in the rest of the country. And the cost of digital subscriptions remains the same.

The price of home delivery is up by about 4 percent.

It's the newspaper's first price increase in more than two years. The Times declines to comment on the reason or on how much revenue it expects will be generated.

The change kicked in on Monday. Home delivery subscribers received a notice about six weeks ago.

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