Tipping etuquette around the world

U.S.
In the U.S., tipping people in the service industry is a given. Restaurant servers, taxi drivers, hair stylists and hotel porters, all expect to receive a tip for a job well done.
TIP: 15 - 20%


U.K.
In most parts of the country service charges are included, if not then a tip is excepted. Watch out for an "optional" charge, if you see this and accept it then a tip is not required. Additionally, tipping in a pub is not customary.
TIP: 10 - 15%


CANADA
Like the U.S., gratuity is not included unless you're with a large party. Therefore, tips are expected when eating out or being helped by someone in a service industry.
TIP: 15 - 20%


AUSTRALIA
Tipping was not the norm twenty years ago, but now it is customary to leave a tip for good service.
TIP: 10 - 15%


SWITZERLAND
Although most places include a 15% service charge, leaving an additional small tip in fancier places is also customary. It all depends on the service. If in doubt add a tip, or ask a friendly local.
TIP: 15%


GERMANY
Adding a tip onto the bill at any restaurant or bar is standard custom. Dollars are accepted, but euros are appreciated.
TIP: 10-15%


FRANCE
The locals in Trance usually tip up to ЮЧ when dining out. That is additional to the standard service charges you will typically see. Visitors, on the other hancb.are not expected to tip* unless service is excellent.
TIP: 10%


ITALY   
Leaving a tip as close to iO% is custom, but no more. Interestingly, when taking a ride on the canal, tipping gondoliers isn't customary. When tipping, euros are much appreciated.
TIP: 10%


TURKEY
At restaurants a 10% or more is appreciated. However, they only accept cash. Dollars, euros, in addition to lira are all accepted.
TIP: 10%


CHINA
The rule in China is no tipping whatsoever. If you can’t help it, tip when being given exceptional or luxurious service.
TIP: No tip


BRAZIL
No additional tips are expected in most cases. At restaurants a 10% service charge is typically added to the bill.
TIP: No tip


JAPAN
While 90% of the time Japan is a non-tipping society, certain services may appreciate a tip. Additionally, they prefer receiving yen.
TIP: No tip


ARGENTINA
In restaurants that do not tack on a service charge, a rounding up and adding a 10% tip is well appreciated. Dollars, however, are not recommended. Additionally, for a hotel porter io pesos will do.
TIP: 10%


EGYPT
In most places an additional 5-10% tip should be added on top of the tip that is already on the bilL Dollars are often preferred to local currency.
TIP: 5% -10%


SOUTH KOREA
Tips are never expected of tourists, especially in restaurants. Hotel porters will accept the usual $1 per bag, however.
TIP: No tip


INDIA
At more modest establishments a few rupees will do. Double check that places don't include a 10% service charge before tipping. Dollars are not preferred.
TIP: 15%
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