Before you jet set to another country on business, be sure to do your research and understand unique customs and norms. Each country varies in what is expected from visitors, but don’t worry, we have compiled the ten most important rules for tipping around the world.
- Asia: Tipping in most countries is not expected and can be viewed as a disrespectful display of wealth.
- New York: New Yorkers are some of the best tippers in the world. Typically, waiters and taxi drivers receive a 20 percent tip.
- Paris: Although it is a top-notch culinary scene, tipping in restaurants is not mandatory.
- Hong Kong: The tipping policy is similar to New York City, however, waiters usually receive a 10 percent tip.
- Latin America: Tipping expectations varies from country to country. In Chile, tipping is mandatory but in Costa Rica people only tip a small amount to their porter.
- Egypt: Most service professionals, except taxi drivers, are tipped.
- United Kingdom: Bartenders in the UK typically receive tips in the form of alcohol. If customers are pleased with their service, they offer to buy the bartender a drink.
- Spain: This is one of the few European countries where tipping is not customary.
- Russia: Tipping is all based on the quality of the establishment you are visiting. Tipping ranges from 1-10 percent.
- Canada: Tipping customs are similar to that of the United States. Tipping 10-20 percent is expected for restaurants, delivery and taxis.
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