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To Tip Or Not To Tip.. What Are The Rules ?

Updated: Jul 4, 2019

Tipping etiquette can be complex- here what you need to know about how much to tip around the world.

In Europe: many countries within the European Union already have laws in place to accommodate gratuity.

In France, Sweden, Spain, Hungary,Czech republic tipping is not customary but considered a generous act in exchange for exceptional service.

Germany, Ireland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom do not have a strong tipping culture so leaving gratuity is up to you.

In Austria, Italy, and Russia, tipping isn’t regularly practiced, but it’s also common for people to generously round up the bill since wages are so low.

Tipping is expected by servers in Africa and the Middle East. The amount varies by restaurant and economic state of the country.

Throughout North, Central, and South America, it is customary to leave gratuity since tips can be a substantial part of a server’s income.

Adding 15-20% to the restaurant bill; same for taxis is usually expected

Many countries in East Asia and the South Pacific don't have a tipping culture; therefore, gratuity is not expected. That being said, some of the countries are seeing a new tipping trend take hold at hip restaurants

If you are still hesitating whether or not to tip, check out this interactive map . It works by telling you exactly how much, if, and when you should tip your waiter, taxi driver or hotel staff. Oh, and what’s even better is that it even tells you how to say thank you.

Also check out the infographic below by loving Apartments



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