1. United States
In the United States tipping is considered common courtesy, however in some countries that is not the case. Before you read about tipping practices in other countries, here are the generally accepted tipping rates in the United States to use as a baseline.
Tipping rates are slightly lower in Argentina than in the United States, however it is still recommended. Here are the suggested rates.
Tipping in Canada isn’t too much of an adjustment, since the rates are very similar to those in the United States. But, just in case, here is a handy guide to walk you through it.
You may be surprised to learn that in Chile it is acceptable to tip in American dollars, however if you have the local currency on hand you should use that instead.
While in the United States it is considered rude not to tip, in China the opposite is true. It is best to avoid tipping in restaurants and on public transportation.
France makes dining out easy by including your tip in your restaurant bill, but you should still tip the hotel staff, and tour guides should be tipped generously.
Heading to Germany for Oktoberfest? Make sure to bring tip money! Germany has lower tipping standards than the United States, but it is still polite to leave a small amount.
When you go to a restaurant in India, double check that the tip has not already been included! If it hasn’t, make sure you follow these guidelines.
If you’re traveling to Ireland you’re bound to visit a pub or two during your stay. Lucky for you, tipping is not required at bars.
Tipping at restaurants in Italy is not a requirement, and if you do tip it should be low. With transportation and tours a small tip is fine.
11. Tipping in Japan
Much like China, tipping in Japan is a no go. It is considered an insult, and should be avoided at all costs.
Tipping in Mexico is also very similar to the United States, but it is still helpful to follow this guide.
While most European countries require little or no tipping, Portugal will require a little bit more cash. Just be sure to have a few extra euros on hand.
While tipping can be a little steep for tour guides, it is unnecessary for most other services. Use that extra tip money to buy yourself a nice souvenir!
15. United Kingdom
Pack some extra pounds for this trip! The currency, that is. Tipping is required for most services in the UK, so be polite during your stay.