20p price rise brings daily cost of The Guardian to £1.80 - sixth national press price rise this year

The Guardian is increasing its cover price by 20p from this weekend. (Picture: Reuters)

The weekday price of the newspaper is increasing from £1.60 to £1.80, while the Saturday edition will now cost £2.70, up from £2.50.

The Observer's cover price will remain at £2.90. It cost £2.70 in August last year.

The Mail on Sunday raised its cover price from £1.50 to £1.60 earlier this month, and the i's cost went up by 10p in February, to 40p on weekdays and 50p on Saturdays.

Since the end of February, the Daily Mirror and Sun have also increased their Saturday cover prices from 80p to 90p and 60p to 70p respectively. The Sun on Sunday has also increased its cover price from 80p to £1 in this time.

A Guardian spokesman said: “The Guardian continues to lead the way with its agenda-setting and award-winning journalism. By raising the cover price we are able to keep investing in our journalism and all our print and digital products.

"Over the last two years we have continued to give our readers the best possible print experience and introduced new supplements, including The Fashion and Do Something, and a new long-read section, The Journal, as well as refreshing the design of the paper.”

Daily national newspaper prices: Daily price, Saturday price

  • Financial Times: £2.50, £3
  • The Guardian: £1.80, £2.70
  • The Daily Telegraph: £1.40, £2
  • The Independent: £1.40, £1.80
  • The Times: £1.20, £1.50
  • Daily Mail: 60p, 90p
  • Daily Mirror: 55p, 90p
  • Daily Express: 55p, 85p
  • The Sun: 40p, 70p
  • Daily Star: 40p, 60p
  • i: 40p, 50p

Sunday national newspaper prices

  • The Observer: £2.90
  • The Sunday Times: £2.50
  • The Independent on Sunday: £2.20
  • The Sunday Telegraph: £2
  • The Mail on Sunday £1.60
  • Sunday Express: £1.40
  • Sunday Mirror: £1.20
  • The Sun on Sunday: £1
  • Daily Star Sunday: £1

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