NYC’s Best (and Worst) Tippers By Neighborhood

Grubhub releases some shameful data about tipping habits in New York.

A delivery worker braves the New York winter. Photo: EJP Photo/ Flickr

A delivery worker braves the New York winter. Photo: EJP Photo/ Flickr

There’s no such thing as karma, if Grubhub’s data on the average tips paid in New York neighborhoods is to be believed.

Upper East Siders residing in the 10075 zip code—one of the ten richest zip codes in the country—average a 14.4% tip, reports DNAinfo. That’s lower than the citywide average of 14.7% and well shy of the 17.5% gratuity paid across the park at Trump Place.

141 NYCs Best (and Worst) Tippers By Neighborhood

According to Grubhub’s information (which excludes data from its subsidiary Seamless), the highest tipping neighborhoods are the Upper West Side (in the 60s), Woodlawn/Van Cortlandt Park, Greenpoint, Sunnyside and Windsor Terrace/Kensington.

Overall Brooklyn is the most generous borough, averaging 15%, closely followed by Queens at 14.9%. Staten Island and Manhattan average 14.7% and 14.5% respectively.

The Bronx comes up last with a measly 13.9%, which really sucks when you consider that minimum wage for delivery workers is $5.65 per hour, according to DNAinfo. But even Brooklynites fall short of Boulder, Colorado residents, who are the nation’s top tippers at 16.2%.

Check out this interactive map to see the average tip amount in New York’s various neighborhoods.

[via DNAinfo]

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