A Mini Guide To Tipping Around The World

Because you don't want to perpetuate the stereotype of the rude American who DNGAF when traveling.

All images courtesy of tipthismuch.in

All images courtesy of tipthismuch.in

Navigating the seas of international dining etiquette is tricky enough. When is it appropriate to split the bill? (It varies.) What should you do with chopsticks when you’re not using with them? (That varies, too.) Which hand do you use to rip off a piece of injerascoop up food, and eat? (Right hand only, please.) And what about tipping?

Outside the U.S., tipping practices vary drastically; in some countries, it’s customary to tip nothing. How are you supposed to keep it all straight?

Don’t worry, Tipthismuch.in is here to save you from etiquette failure. Bookmark the site on your smartphone now. Not only does it tell you about expected tips in other countries; it also lets you calculate the bill with tip and split it.

We pulled data from the site and created a quick guide to customary gratuities in various countries. Check it out below.

Brazil

tip brazil


Egypt

tip Egypt

Israel

tip Israel


Mexico

tip Mexico

South Africa

tip SA


South Korea

tip SK

United Kingdom

tip UK


Greece

GREEEItaly

tip Italy

Other countries besides Italy where tipping isn’t customary: Vietnam, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, France, Norway. Check tipthismuch.in for specific info on any given country.

If you want to be a prepared traveler, this is a great guide to have in your toolbox.

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  • Don Corleone

    Sorry, but the country with the worst service demands the highest tips? Ha!

    It should also be noted that in some countries it is considered an insult to tip.

    • Deter Pinklage

      Yep because the asshole restaurants only want to pay their staff below minimum wage. If you’re too cheap to pay your staff a decent wage you shouldn’t open a restaurant.

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