How Much You Should Tip in 67 Countries Around the World

Julia Millay Walsh

Tipping wait staff 20 per cent is average in the United States, and in recent years, some restaurants have even suggested that 25% or 30% is the proper gratuity level. In most countries around the world, tipping that much—or even at all—is unheard of, and it may even be frowned upon. So how much should you tip the next time you travel? The answer may depend on whether there is a service charge included, as well as what is routine in local culture. Follow this guide the next time you leave U.S. territory—and remember, tipping in local currency is always advised.

Africa

Algeria: Tipping is not customary.

Egypt: Tip 10% for good service.

Kenya: If there is no service charge, tip 5% for good service.

Madagascar: Tip 10% for good service.

Morocco: Tip 10 to 15% for good service.

Namibia: Tip 0 to 10% for good service.

Rwanda: Tipping is uncommon, unless you’ve received exceptional service.

South Africa: Tip 10 to 20% for good service.

Senegal: Tipping is uncommon, unless you’ve received exceptional service.

 

The Americas

Argentina: Tip 10% for good service.

The Bahamas: Tip 10% for good service.

Bolivia: Tip 10% for good service.

Brazil: Tip 10% for good service.

Canada: Tip 15 to 20% for good service.

Cayman Islands: If there is no service charge, tip 15% for good service.

Chile: Tip 10% for good service in addition to the service charge.

Colombia: Tip 10% for good service.

Costa Rica: Tip is included in the bill. Tip up to 10% for exceptional service.

Cuba: Tip $1 for exceptional service.

Ecuador: If there is no service charge, tip 10% for good service.

Nicaragua: Tip 8 to 10% for good service.

Mexico: Tip 10 to 15% for good service.

Paraguay: Tip 10% for good service.

Peru: Tip up to 10% for exceptional service.

Puerto Rico: Tip 15% for good service.

Venezuela: Tip 10% for good service.

 

Asia Pacific

Australia: Tipping is not customary. Tip 10% in fine restaurants only.

Bangladesh: Tip 5 to 10% for good service.

China: Tipping is not customary. Tip 3% in major cities for exceptional service.

Hong Kong: Tip 10 to 15% for good service.

India: Tip 10% if there is no service charge for good service.

Japan: Tipping is not customary and is considered insulting.

Malaysia: A 10% tip is included.

New Zealand: Tipping is not customary. Tip 10% in fine restaurants only.

North Korea: Tipping is not customary.

Pakistan: Tip 10 to 15% for good service.

The Philippines: Tip 10% for good service.

Singapore: A 10% tip is included.

South Korea: Tip 0 to 10% for good service.

Taiwan: If there is no service charge, tip 10 to 15% for good service.

Thailand: Tip 5 to 10% for good service.

Vietnam: If there is no service charge, tip 10% for good service.

 

Europe

Albania: Tip 0 to 10% for good service.

Austria: Tip 5 to 10% for good service.

Belarus: Tip 5% for good service.

Belgium: If there is no service charge, tip 10% for good service.

Bulgaria: Tip 10 to 12% for good service.

Croatia: Tip 5 to 10% for good service.

Czech Republic: Tip 10 to 15% for good service.

Denmark: Tipping is not customary.

Finland: If there is no service charge, tip 10% for good service.

France: Tip 5 to 10% for good service.

Germany: Tip 5 to 10% for good service.

Greece: Tip 5 to 10% for good service.

Iceland: If there is no service charge, tip 10% for good service.

Ireland: Tip 10 to 15% for good service.

Italy: Tip 10% for good service in addition to the service charge.

The Netherlands: Tipping is not customary.

Norway: If there is no service charge, tip 10% for good service.

Poland: Tip 10 to 15% for good service.

Portugal: Tip 0 to 5% for good service.

Romania: Tip 10 to 15% for good service.

Russia: Tip 10 to 15% for good service.

Spain: Tip 7 to 10% for good service in addition to the service charge.

Sweden: If there is no service charge, tip 10% for good service.

Switzerland: Tip 5 to 10% for good service.

Turkey: Tip 5 to 15% for good service.

Ukraine: Tip 5 to 15% for good service.

United Kingdom: If there is no service charge, tip 10 to 15% for good service.

 

The Middle East

Iran: If there is no service charge, tip 10% for good service.

Israel: Tip 10 to 15% for good service.

Jordan: Tip 5 to 10% for good service in addition to the service charge.

Oman: Tipping is not customary.

Saudi Arabia: Tip 10 to 15% for good service.

United Arab Emirates: Tip 15 to 20% for good service.

Qatar: Tip 15 to 20% for good service.

 

Visit Condé Nast Traveller for a great list of other tipping rules and etiquette, and if you'll be visiting more than one country, download the TipThisMuch.In app to find out wherever you are. 

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