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Please provide the cost of the service below to calculate the tip amount as well as the total cost. A typical tip for a meal is around 15% of the before tax meal price. If the sale tax rate is between 6% and 9% in the area, it is around 14% of the after tax price.

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A tip or gratuity is an extra sum of money paid to certain service workers for a service performed. While tip is normally not expected in most part of the world, it is widely practiced in the United States and Canada, especially in restaurants. In the United States, the Federal law allows employers to include tip in the compensation towards satisfying minimum wage requirement. The following are a list of typical tip amount in the United States or Canada.

ServicesTypical Tip
Restaurants, Bartenders15%-20%
Food Delivery15%-20% depending on the distance, total price, etc.
Hotel Room ServiceNormally the charge is included in the price already. If not, 15-20%
Hotel HousekeepingNot expected, $1-$2 per person per night.
Automotive Services, MechanicNot expected, Or a few dollar depending on the amount
Mover, Furniture, or Appliance DeliveryNot expected, Or $5, $10, $20 each depending on the amount
Plumber, Handyman, Electrician, Cleaner, or Other Home ServicesNot expected, Or $5, $10, $20 each depending on the amount
Hairstylists, Barber, Nail Service, etc.10%-20%
Taxi or Limo Drivers 15%-20%
Shuttle Drivers, Parking Attendant $1-$3
Tour Guides $1-$5 depending on the length of the tour