A Guide To Tipping Around the World

Tipping while travelling can be confusing, in some countries service providers expect to be tipped, while in others it could offend them.

In the United States, low wage earners in the service industry often need tips to balance their low income, while in Japan, tipping is considered offensive.

Tips are accepted everywhere in Canada, Egypt, Mexico, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States.

As a general rule, tips as a sign of appreciation are expected in restaurants in Austria, Brazil, Chile, Ireland, The Netherlands, Russia, South Africa, Turkey.

In countries like Australia, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Malaysia, South Korea tipping is not required.

And in countries such as Argentina, France and Japan, tipping is frowned upon. In Argentina it is actually illegal, but waiters often expect to be tipped by foreigners so discretion is advised, and in France tip is calculated into the costs.

Wego a travel search site put together this extremely helpful infographic for you below:

Tipping Infograph

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