A Rough Guide To Tipping

Unless you are completely savvy about the process, tipping can be quite a daunting act.  In some Countries it is expected whereas in others it can be perceived as rude.  From experience, I have made a ‘rough’ guide to how to tip in various regions throughout the globe.  Of course, tipping is a reward for service and is always at discretion.



THE UK and EUROPE

🏨   Ideally 1-2 Euro’s or Β£1-Β£2 per bag.
 This is common rule throughout Tthe Continent.
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πŸ”πŸ·  If no service charge is added then tip 10% of the bill. 
 
   πŸš•    This is up to you.  It’s pretty much ‘keep the change’

​ 🏨 = Accommodation πŸ”πŸ· = Food/Drink πŸš• = TransportΒ 


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NORTH AMERICA (wages tend to be lower)


🏨   Ideally $1-$2 per bag for Porters.
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πŸ”πŸ·  If no service charge tip 15-20% of the bill.
 In a bar tip bartenders $1-$2 per drink.

   πŸš•    Tip 10% of the fare.

🏨 = Accommodation πŸ”πŸ· = Food/Drink πŸš• = TransportΒ 


SOUTH AMERICA

🏨   Ideally Β£1 equivalent per bag for Porters.
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πŸ”πŸ·  If no service charge tip 10% of the bill.
 In a bar tip bartenders $1-$2 per drink.

   πŸš•    Not necessary to tip.

​ 🏨 = Accommodation πŸ”πŸ· = Food/Drink πŸš• = TransportΒ 


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AUSTRALASIA

🏨   Ideally $1-$2  per bag for Porters.
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πŸ”πŸ·  Only tip 10% in AUSTRALIA.  In New Zealand only tip at your discretion – there are no expectations.

   πŸš•    Pretty much ‘Keep the change’ like in The UK.

🏨 = Accommodation πŸ”πŸ· = Food/Drink πŸš• = TransportΒ 


ASIA (dependent on where on the Continent you are)

🏨   Ideally Β£1 equivalent  per bag for Porters.  For Hong Kong HK$10.
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πŸ”πŸ·     In China and Japan it is considered rude.
  Everywhere else leave 10% of the bill.

   πŸš•     China and Japan, leave nothing. 
Everywhere else Pretty much ‘Keep the change’ like in The  UK.

🏨 = Accommodation πŸ”πŸ· = Food/Drink πŸš• = TransportΒ 


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MIDDLE EAST (dependent on where in the region you are)

🏨   Ideally Β£1-Β£2 equivalent  per bag for Porters. 
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πŸ”πŸ·     Affluent areas like Qatar and UAE leave 15%. 
Everywhere else leave 10% of the bill.

   πŸš•     Not expected.

🏨 = Accommodation πŸ”πŸ· = Food/Drink πŸš• = TransportΒ 


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​AFRICA

🏨   Ideally Β£1-Β£2 equivalent  per bag for Porters. 
In Egypt it is commonplace to tip the bathroom attendant.
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πŸ”πŸ·  South Africa leave 15%.  Everywhere else
leave 10% of the bill.

   πŸš•   10% of the fare.

🏨 = Accommodation πŸ”πŸ· = Food/Drink πŸš• = Transport 

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