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Sunday October 26th 2014

Tipping Etiquette When Traveling

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By Country

Country Restaurant Staff Baggage Handlers Taxi Drivers
Argentina 10% $1 Round up taxi fare or small tip
Australia 10% in fine restaurants only $2 per bag Round up
Austria 5% plus service charge $1 to $2 per bag Round up
Bahamas 10% $1 per bag 10% – 15%
Belgium 10% if no service charge $1 per bag Round up
Brazil 10% to 15% $1 per bag 10%
Brunei None None None
Canada 10%-20% $1 to $2 per bag 10%
Cayman Islands 15% if no service charge $1 per bag 10%
Chile 10% in addition to service charge $1 per bag None
China 3% in major cities, none elsewhere $1 to $2 None
Colombia 10% 75 cents per bag None
Costa Rica None $1 per bag 10%
Czech Republic 5% to 10% $1 per bag Round up
Denmark None $1 per bag Round up
Ecuador 10% if no service charge 75 cents per bag None
Egypt 5% to 10% plus service charge $1 per bag Round up
Estonia 10-15% for restaurants ? ?
Fiji None None Round up
Finland 10% if no service charge $1 per bag Round up
France 5% to 10% $1 per bag Round up
Germany 5% to 10% or round up plus euro or two $1 per bag Round up
Greece 5% to 10% plus service charge $1 per bag Round up
Hong Kong 10% plus service charge $1 per bag Round up
Hungary 10% if no service charge None Round up
India 10% if no service charge $1 per bag Round up
Indonesia 10% 50 cents Round up
Ireland 10% to 15% $1 per bag Round up
Israel 12% to 15% if no service charge $1 per bag 12% to 15%
Italy 10% plus service charge $1 per bag Round up
Japan None None None
Malaysia None None None
Mexico 10% to 15% $1 50 cents
Morocco Leave loose change 50 cents per bag Round up
Netherlands 5% to 10% $1 per bag Round up
New Zealand None None None
Norway 10% if no service charge $1 per bag Round up
Oman None None None
Peru Up to 10% for special service 75cents per bag None
Philippines 10% 50 cents to $1 per bag Round up
Poland 10% $1 per bag Round up
Portugal 10% to 15% if no service charge $1 per bag Round up
Romania Round up bill $1 per bag Round up
Russia 10% to 15% $1 per bag Round up
Samoa None None None
Saudi Arabia 10% to 15% $1 to $2 per bag 10%
Singapore None None None
South Africa 10% if no service charge 50 cents 10%
South Korea None None None
Spain 7% to 10% plus service charges $1 per bag 10%
Sweden 10% if no service charge $1 per bag Round up
Switzerland Round up $1 per bag Round up
Taiwan 10% if no service charge $1 per bag None
Tanzania 10% None None
Thailand None None
Turkey Round up $1 per bag Round up
United Arab Emirates None None None
United Kingdom 10% if no service charge $1 per bag 10 -15% or round up to nearest pound
USA 15% to 20% $1 to $2 per bag 10% to 15%
Venezula 10% 75 cents per bag 10%
Vietnam None None None

…Continued

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