Tipping Etiquette explained around the world

I read this and thought how useful .As when I have visitors to Japan they don’t believe me they don’t need to Tip. It’s not expected and if you do it’s an insult and usually returned to you .

Have a look below, article at the bottom .

Austria
– Customary to round-up the bill.
– Service charge is normally included in the bill.

Bahrain
– Beware the service charge on a bill often doesn’t go to the server.
– It is customary to round-up the bill.
– Tip 10-15 per cent.

Belgium
– Restaurant, taxi and hairdresser bills include the service charge. You can tip extra but no need for more than 10 per cent.
– In the touristy parts of Brussels they may expect you to tip more but don’t feel obliged.

Brazil
– Tipping is not customary.
– In restaurants, a service charge of 10 per cent is added to the bill. This is not compulsory but is usually paid unless there’s a good reason not to.
– To avoid taxi drivers having to deal in coins, it’s usual to round up your fare to the nearest note.

Canada
– Typically tip 15 per cent per cent.
– Tip all hotel staff including valets, chambermaids and concierge (for securing tickets for example). If a valet refuses (because he has already parked your car multiple times that day) it’s considered a nice touch to tip more the next time.
– For taxi drivers, hairdressers, manicurists – tip 10 per cent.
– Don’t feel obliged to contribute towards a tip jar for counter service – it is not customary to do this.

China
– Only in restaurants.
– In mainland China tipping is not a part of the culture, and many establishments have a strict no-tipping policy.
– It’s actually against the law for taxi drivers to accept tips in most areas.
– In Hong Kong, tip 10-15 per cent.

Croatia
– Most locals don’t give tips but people usually leave up to 2-3 Kunas for drinks.
– In restaurants, tip from 10-50 Kunas depending on the price of a meal.

Czech Republic
– Don’t tip low-end restaurants.
– Tip high-end restaurants 5-10 per cent.
– Foreign visitors are expected to tip 10 per cent.
– Don’t tip with a credit card – it’s unlikely to go to the server.
– In touristy areas, beware of signs that aimed to guilt tourists into tipping unnecessarily.

Denmark
– It’s the law in Denmark that any service charge, including tips for waiters, has to be included in the price in restaurants.
– Taxi drivers in Denmark will automatically include a set tip in their fares so there’s no need to tip.
– Some bars include tips in their tabs but if not, 10 per cent would be appropriate. Check though, to avoid paying twice.

Dubai
– Cab drivers don’t expect a tip.
– 10 per cent service charge is added to all restaurant, hotel and bar bills.
– Tip parking valets and porters around 10 Dirhams.

Finland
– Tips are not expected and they may even be declined.

Germany
– Tip waiter 5-10 per cent. Place tip in hand, not on table.
– Round-up taxi fares.

Greece
– Tips are not always given to the staff so you should check.
– It is common to round up the bill in bars and restaurants.

India
– Tip 10 per cent in restaurants.
– Small tips for porters.
– Round up taxi fares.

Japan
– It is almost true to say that there is no tipping in Japan. The Japanese consider that good service is standard and to tip is an insult.
– However, in high class hotels (ryokan) it is acceptable to give a tip – but never directly. It must be placed in a small sealed envelope and given discreetly with a small bow of the head.

Macau
– You can tip in small gifts as well as money .
– Tips in high-end Western restaurants, guides, drivers, tour guides.
– No need to tip in Chinese restaurants.

Malaysia
– A service charge of normally 10 per cent is included in a restaurant bill.
– Tipping RM5 or 10 can get you better service in a bar/club.

Mexico
– Tip all service providers.
– Tip 10-20 per cent in restaurants.
– In bars, it’s usual to tip 10-20 Pesos per drink, or 15 per cent at the end of the evening if you run up a tab.

Netherlands
– Service charge usually included.
– Optional 10 per cent for great service.
– Round up taxi fares.

New Zealand
– The Government advises tourists that tipping in New Zealand is not obligatory – even in restaurants and bars.
– They only tip for exceptional service, normally around 10 per cent.

Nigeria
– Optional 5 per cent in restaurants,
– Round-up taxi fares,

Norway
– Tipping is not required, however, it is customary to round up the bill,
– Norwegians don’t tip taxi drivers or hotel cleaners,

Qatar
– Leave 15-20 per cent tip in restaurants.
– $2/3 for doormen when they call a cab.
– $2-5 a day for housekeepers.
– $2 a bag for porters.
– Tip $10 per person per day for drivers and $5 per person per day for guides.

Russia
– Tip 5 per cent or round-up for taxis.
– Tip 10-15 per cent in restaurants.

South Africa
– In upper class suburbs service charge is likely to be included in the bill – between 10-15 per cent.
– Tip 10 per cent for taxis, bar, room service and 10-20 per cent for meals.
– Don’t tip tour guides.
– People tend to use 10 Rand notes for for tipping.
– Restaurants in particular welcome tipping.

Sweden
– Tip 5-10 per cent in a restaurant, providing the service is good.
– Leave the small change from a drink on the bar.
– Beauty therapists/hairdressers do not expect a tip at all.

Switzerland
– Tips are not expected.

Thailand
– Tipping is appreciated but not expected.
– Taxi drivers don’t expect a tip. Some may try to return it if you try, but a small tip is reasonable if the service is good; more if it’s a longer journey.
– Tips left at bars and nightclubs are thrown into a pot to be divided among the workers at the end of the night.

Turkey
– Round-up taxi fares to the nearest 10-20 etc.
– 10 per cent in restaurants.

Daily Mail – Where will leaving a tip on the table cause offence – and where can you give small gifts instead? Local tipping etiquette explained

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