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THE WORLD’S TURNING CULTURE

AUSTRALIA

Tipping is not standard practice in Australia, but it is always appreciated by the service staff.

BRAZIL

Because Brazilians prefer to be understated when exchanging money, tips should be left in a nonobtrusive manner. The standard service charge at a Brazilian restaurant is 10%. On top of that, a cash tip of five to ten percent is always appreciated by servers.

Dining in China

CHINA

Tipping is not expected in mainland China, and depending on where you go, it may even be considered rude. On the other hand, some high-end restaurants and tourist hotspots may get used to collecting only a token amount of gratuity over time.

CROATIA

Tipping customs in Croatia vary widely based on the type of business. At bars, it is common to leave the change; at casual dining caf├ęs and restaurants, it is appropriate to leave between three and five percent; and at more upscale establishments, it is appropriate to leave between ten and fifteen percent.

EGYPT

It is expected of visitors to Egypt that they will leave a cash gratuity for the servers ranging from five to ten percent of the whole bill.

Customary restaurant tip

FRANCE

In general, a service charge will already be included in the final bill at restaurants, pubs, and cafes in France; hence, a tip is not anticipated. In exchange for a memorable experience, the staff, however, will be appreciative of a modest gratuity.

GERMANY

There isn’t a strong culture of tipping in Germany, but servers and drivers will be glad for a rounded-up bill or a tiny tip. This is similar to the gratuity practices throughout the rest of Europe, where there isn’t a strong culture of tipping.

INDIA

Tipping is never expected in India because it is considered to be fully voluntary there; nevertheless, when there is no service fee levied, waiters and waitresses will always be happy for a tiny tip of ten percent of the bill.

ITALY

In Italy, tipping is not considered to be the custom by natives; however, it is polite for tourists to round up their tab as a way of expressing gratitude to waiters. It is imperative that you remember to leave the tip in cash so that it can be given directly to the server.

Money in Japan

JAPAN

Workers in Japan will often respectfully decline to accept tips, and they may even consider the gesture to be disrespectful at times, despite the fact that receiving a tip is commonly seen as a kind of compliment in many other countries. According to the stringent cultural demands of Japanese society, providing excellent service should be the standard rather than something that should be praised.

NETHERLANDS

Even though Dutch law requires businesses to include tips in their published prices, when receiving good service in the Netherlands, locals and tourists will often ask servers to keep the change or they will offer small gratuities. This is done despite the fact that the law requires businesses to include tips.

SPAIN

Spain is one of the several European countries that includes a service charge on consumer bills. As a result of this, tipping is neither anticipated nor traditional; yet, the offer of gratuity would be considered as a generous display of appreciation because it would be seen as going above and above.

THAILAND

Tipping is not considered to be a typical practice in Thailand; however, generous gratuity for exceptional service are very much appreciated.

Money in the USA

UAE

Even though a service charge of 10 percent is standard in Emirati towns like Dubai, employees still anticipate receiving an additional 15 to 20 percent tip as a token of appreciation for their hard work.

USA

It is well known that the culture of tipping in the service industry in the United States is considerably different from that seen in European countries.

As is consistently brought to light in the film and television business, an employee’s tips can frequently constitute a sizeable portion of their total compensation in the service industry.

As a result of this, it is customary for tourists as well as locals to leave a gratuity equal to between 15 and 20 percent of the total amount owed to wait staff, taxi drivers, porters, tour guides, and any other individuals who provide a service.

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