How Much You Should Tip in 67 Countries Around the World

Updated 05/29/18

Nothing will introduce you to more variance in culture and customs that international travel. From fashion to work/life balance, each region of the world has its own way of doing things. While this can be confusing, it's also one of the reasons international travel is so important. It can open you up to new ways of seeing the world. One aspect of travel that points out big culture differences between countries is how much to tip when dining out.

In the U.S., the average tip is about 20% of the bill, and in recent years, some restaurants have even suggested that 25% or 30% is the proper gratuity level. In most countries, tipping that much—or even at all—is unheard of and may even be frowned upon. So how much should you tip the next time you travel? The answer may depend on whether there's a service charge included, as well as what is routine in the local culture. Follow this tipping etiquette for travelers to avoid making an international faux pas.

Africa

Africa
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Algeria: Tipping is not customary.

Egypt: Tip 10% for good service.

Kenya: If there's no service charge, tip 5% for good service.

Madagascar: Tip 10% for good service.

Morocco: Tip 10% to 15% for good service.

Namibia: Tip 0% to 10% for good service.

Rwanda: Tipping is uncommon unless you've received exceptional service.

South Africa: Tip 10% to 20% for good service.

Senegal: Tipping is uncommon unless you've received exceptional service.

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The Americas

America
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Argentina: Tip 10% for good service.

The Bahamas: Tip 10% for good service.

Bolivia: Tip 10% for good service.

Brazil: Tip 10% for good service.

Canada: Tip 15% to 20% for good service.

Cayman Islands: If there's no service charge, tip 15% for good service.

Chile: Tip 10% for good service in addition to the service charge.

Colombia: Tip 10% for good service.

Costa Rica: Tip is included in the bill. Tip up to 10% for exceptional service.

Cuba: Tip $1 for exceptional service.

Ecuador: If there's no service charge, tip 10% for good service.

Nicaragua: Tip 8% to 10% for good service.

Mexico: Tip 10% to 15% for good service.

Paraguay: Tip 10% for good service.

Peru: Tip up to 10% for exceptional service.

Puerto Rico: Tip 15% for good service.

Venezuela: Tip 10% for good service.

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Asia Pacific

Asia
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Australia: Tipping is not customary. Tip 10% in fine restaurants only.

Bangladesh: Tip 5% to 10% for good service.

China: Tipping is not customary. Tip 3% in major cities for exceptional service.

Hong Kong: Tip 10% to 15% for good service.

India: Tip 10% if there's no service charge for good service.

Japan: Tipping is not customary and is considered insulting.

Malaysia: A 10% tip is included.

New Zealand: Tipping is not customary. Tip 10% in fine restaurants only.

North Korea: Tipping is not customary.

Pakistan: Tip 10% to 15% for good service.

The Philippines: Tip 10% for good service.

Singapore: A 10% tip is included.

South Korea: Tip 0% to 10% for good service.

Taiwan: If there's no service charge, tip 10% to 15% for good service.

Thailand: Tip 5% to 10% for good service.

Vietnam: If there's no service charge, tip 10% for good service.

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Europe

Europe
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Albania: Tip 0% to 10% for good service.

Austria: Tip 5% to 10% for good service.

Belarus: Tip 5% for good service.

Belgium: If there's no service charge, tip 10% for good service.

Bulgaria: Tip 10% to 12% for good service.

Croatia: Tip 5% to 10% for good service.

Czech Republic: Tip 10% to 15% for good service.

Denmark: Tipping is not customary.

Finland: If there's no service charge, tip 10% for good service.

France: Tip 5% to 10% for good service.

Germany: Tip 5% to 10% for good service.

Greece: Tip 5% to 10% for good service.

Iceland: If there's no service charge, tip 10% for good service.

Ireland: Tip 10% to 15% for good service.

Italy: Tip 10% for good service in addition to the service charge.

The Netherlands: Tipping is not customary.

Norway: If there's no service charge, tip 10% for good service.

Poland: Tip 10% to 15% for good service.

Portugal: Tip 0% to 5% for good service.

Romania: Tip 10% to 15% for good service.

Russia: Tip 10% to 15% for good service.

Spain: Tip 7% to 10% for good service in addition to the service charge.

Sweden: If there's no service charge, tip 10% for good service.

Switzerland: Tip 5% to 10% for good service.

Turkey: Tip 5% to 15% for good service.

Ukraine: Tip 5% to 15% for good service.

United Kingdom: If there's no service charge, tip 10% to 15% for good service.

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The Middle East

The Middle East
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Iran: If there's no service charge, tip 10% for good service.

Israel: Tip 10% to 15% for good service.

Jordan: Tip 5% to 10% for good service in addition to the service charge.

Oman: Tipping is not customary.

Saudi Arabia: Tip 10% to 15% for good service.

United Arab Emirates: Tip 15% to 20% for good service.

Qatar: Tip 15% to 20% for good service.

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Visit Condé Nast Traveler for a great list of other tipping rules and etiquette, and if you'll be visiting more than one country, download the TipThisMuch.In app to find out how much to tip wherever you are. 

This post was originally published on November 20, 2015, and has since been updated.

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