What are the tipping etiquette in different countries? How much tip should I give to a waiter/waitress?

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    My original question ( travel.stackexchange.com/questions/229/… ) about references for tipping etiquettes has been closed by Joel since "we want answers, not links to answers". According to the relatively large number of upvotes such a tipping reference database would be useful, so I rephrase the question. Someone please change the question to community wiki.
    – asalamon74
    Jun 24, 2011 at 19:42
  • This is an open-ended list question and as such is also discouraged on SE I believe. One option is to make it a "community wiki" but those apparently have some issues. Another option is to just ask about each place you're interested in separately. Jun 25, 2011 at 4:00
  • Yeah. I wrote about why this should be closed -- the short version is it's not a genuine question... if you really wanted to know you would have typed "tipping" into Google and found a million exhaustive references. Jun 25, 2011 at 14:26

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Kicking off with a few I know...


  • Restaurants - 10% (but check the bill - it's sometimes already put on there, especially for big groups)
  • Taxis - 10%
  • Pubs/Bars - none


  • Restaurants - 5-10%
  • Taxi - round up
  • Pubs/Bars - none


  • Restaurants - 10% (generally only mid price - fancy restaurants only though)
  • Taxis - round up
  • Pubs/Bars - none


  • 15-20% to almost everyone...

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