Tipping around the world
Business Traveler|April/May 2021
Who and how much should you tip when abroad?
Tipping etiquette varies from country to country – in the US it can feel like you have to tip everyone generously, while in Japan tips are never expected.
UNITED STATES

US establishments usually don’t include service charges in the bill. In restaurants you typically add 15-25 percent, with high end restaurants tending towards 25 percent. If a waiter or waitress performs phenomenally well, the tip could climb to 30 percent. The general rule for tipping bartenders is $1 per drink. Porters receive $1 to $2 per bag and taxi drivers are usually given a 10-15 percent. Coffee shops or fast food restaurants may put tip jars next to the cash register; however, do not feel obliged to leave a tip. Over-the-counter services generally are not rewarded with tips. Hairdressers, masseuses and other personal services are typically tipped 15- 20 percent.

UK AND EUROPE

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