The Tip Calculator calculates tip amount for various percentages of the cost of the service, and also provides a total amount that includes the tip. In the US, a tip of 15% of the before tax meal price is customary. If the sales tax rate in an area is between 6% and 9%, a tip of 14% of the after-tax price is typically expected.
Shared Bill Tip Calculator
The Shared Bill Tip Calculator considers the cost of the service, number of people, and chosen tip percentage to calculate the tip per person, as well as the total cost per person.
A tip or gratuity is an extra sum of money paid to certain service workers for a provided service. Tip amounts, as well as acceptance, vary in different parts of the world. In some countries in East Asia such as Japan, tips are seen as insulting and can sometimes be interpreted as a bribe. In yet other countries such as the United States, tipping is widely expected, and in many cases, is even factored into a service worker's compensation towards satisfying the minimum wage requirement. This is important to note, since although tipping is entirely voluntary, many servers depend on tips to make a living in countries like the United States. As such, as a tourist, it can be helpful to research the tipping customs in the countries being visited. In the U.S. or any other country where tipping is expected, depending on the restaurant or the number of patrons at a table, gratuity may be automatically applied to the bill amount. As previously mentioned, tipping can be offensive in some countries, so although a citizen of the United States that is visiting another country may want to express their appreciation of the service provided, the gesture may in some cases result in the opposite effect.
Below is a map that provides some information regarding whether or not a tip is expected, or how a tip may be received in certain regions, as well as a table of typical tip amounts in the United States and Canada for different services.
no tips at all, insulted if tipped
no tips at all, surprised/confused if tipped
no tips at all, neutral/grateful when tipped
rounding-up the bill, not expected
rounding-up the bill, expected
5-10%, not expected
~10%, not expected
10-15%, not expected
|Food Delivery||15%-20% depending on the distance, total price, etc.|
|Hotel Room Service||Normally the charge is included in the price already. If not, 15-20%|
|Hotel Housekeeping||Not expected, $1-$2 per person per night.|
|Automotive Services, Mechanic||Not expected, Or a few dollar depending on the amount|
|Mover, Furniture, or Appliance Delivery||Not expected, Or $5, $10, $20 each depending on the amount|
|Plumber, Handyman, Electrician, Cleaner, or Other Home Services||Not 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|