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Traveling? Know How Much To Tip (World Tipping Guide)

How much do you tip in different parts of the world

Some people really do not agree with tipping and when they are traveling they get confused and annoyed with the fact they do not know how much to tip.

Is tipping to much arrogant? is tipping to little rude? Do I have to Tip?

Always check the BILL first to avoid double tipping, most countries add a service charge to the bill already.

We stick to the basic motto even when in the USA, if the service is horrible do not tip. If it is on the bill and you think it was that bad you do not want to pay, talk to the manager.

But if the service is good, fast and friendly you should always tip. Unless in a country where they do not like tips, example: Japan.

You might ask why don’t the business owners just pay more and than I don’t have to tip. If they did that there would probably only be one or two servers like in Australia, where service can be very slow.

List Of What To Tip & Where

Below you will find a list of different examples of tips in different countries.  Just remember different areas and types of bars or restaurants, could be different to below. One trick we have found is ask the front desk at your hotel or the host of your AirBNB. Also prices below are in USD.

Americas

USA 

$1-$2 per drink. Bills 15-25% Depending on the style of place. 

Canada

$1 per drink. Bills min 15%.  

Mexico 

$1 per Drink.  Bills 10-15% Depending on the style of place.

The Caribbean

Depends on the island, normally 10%-15%. More expensive islands like Cayman up to 20%. Drinks cocktail $1 beers not needed.

South America

Belize

Loose change for drinks. Bills 10-15%

Argentina

Loose change for drinks. 10% -15% customary these days for food.

Guatemala

Loose change for drinks. Bills 10% is customary.

Honduras

Loose change per drink. 10% is normally added to bills.

Costa Rica

Small tip for drinks. 10% + on Bills

Panama

Small tip max $1. 10% is customary on bills.

Colombia

Tips for drinks not really needed. Small .50cent -$1 tip for food.

Brazil

Drinks just tip whatever you want. 10% and is often added to most bills. 

Chile

Single drinks not needed. 10% normally added to every bill.

Peru

Single drinks not needed. Small tip for friendly service .

Europe

UK

Drinks not expected. 10 -15% mainly when eating out. Also mostly already added to the bill. Look for service charge.

Ireland

Drinks not expected. 10% if you want to.

Netherlands

Lose change is normally left if getting a drink. Or 10% for great food service.

France

Drinks Not expected. You will see “service compris” which means service included. But you can leave extra tip if you want.

Spain

No need to leave a tip but if you are in a more expensive bar, a couple of euros is nice.

Portugal

Drinks not expected. 5-10% normally based on quality of service.

Switzerland

Not Expected. Can round up the bill if happy with service.

Finland

Not Expected. Can round up the bill if happy with service.

Estonia

Not Expected. Can round up the bill if happy with service.

Latvia

Not Expected. But round up tipping is pretty normal,

Italy

Not expected. if they have “coperto,” on the bill, but leaving some euros is ok.

Norway

Not expected. On food if the service was great 10-20%

Russia

If you eat up to 15% but just for a drink not really needed but can leave the change.

Hungary

Normally added to the bill around 10%

Africa

South Africa

0 -$1 per drink. Normally added to the bill but if not 10-15%

Asia

Cambodia

Not needed per drink. Tips are not standard but they will take anything extra.

China

Nothing for drinks. Tip are not customary, but are growing so maybe 10% in nicer places.

Thailand

Not expected, but still leave a some Thai Baht on the table they will appreciate it.

Vietnam

Nothing for drinks. 5 – 10% is the norm. Everything is cheap so you can leave more.

Indonesia

Not expected in bars.

Nepal

Not expected for drinks. 5 -10% but check the bill first, it might already be added.

Oceania

Australia

Not needed per drink. Bills, not expected in pubs and taverns only High-end restaurants.

New Zealand

Not needed per drink. Bills, Not expected but 10% is generous..

Japan

DO NOT TIP. Some can take offense.