How to Tip in Different Countries
You have probably been in this situation when you were abroad: you got your bill at a restaurant, you are ready to pay, but you don’t know how to tip the waiter.
There are certain rules in every country. So, we at 5-Minute Crafts have prepared this article so that you already know how to tip waiters in different countries.
- France. Tips are not necessary but welcome. If there’s the word “service” in the bill, you don’t need to leave a tip because it’s already included. But you can still leave up to 10%.
- Poland. In this country, you don’t have to leave a tip. But if you show gratitude this way, people won’t take offense. Be careful: if you pay cash and say, “thank you,” the waiter might think you don’t need your change.
- Thailand. You are expected to leave a 10-15% tip. But not to street food vendors.
- Germany. No certain rules. If you like the service, you can leave 5-10%. Don’t be surprised when the sum is rounded up. For example, something costs €13 but you might end up paying €15.
- Turkey. Tips are necessary. They should be paid in cash only, usually 10% or more. The more, the better.
- Spain. Not widespread but small tips in small cafes are welcomed. However, service is usually included in the bill.
- Great Britain. In restaurants, tips are usually from 10 to 15% of the bill. Some places include around 12% of the bill.
- China. Tipping is not widespread. Only elite restaurants might be exceptions but tips are not very high there.
- Egypt. Everyone expects you to give tips. Around 12% might already be included in the bill but it’s polite to leave an extra 10%.