Here’s How Much You Should Be Tipping While Abroad


From taxi rides to restaurants and assistance with bags at your hotel, tipping is a fairly common feature of our lives. Still, this isn’t the case everywhere. Here is how much you should be tipping when traveling abroad so that you fit in with the locals.

No Tipping Here

In China, tipping is completely foreign. This is also because it is known that tourists are charged premium prices. While you may tip bellhops and concierges at your hotel, waters, taxi drivers, and other service people outside the hotel environment never expect tips from you. Thailand is another place where tipping is not customary, as is Singapore.

Definitely Tip

In Spain, a fair tip of 5% is expected at restaurants, however, this is still given at your own discretion. This is also the case in Portugal. Hungary is tipping crazy, with almost anyone providing a service expectant of a tip. In France, tips are already included in restaurant bills so no calculations are required on your part.


In Denmark, wages are high so tipping is not expected. Still, Danish workers will highly appreciate any tip given. This is the same in Austria, where a 5% to 10% tip can be given to show your gratitude. In Australia, tipping is entirely optional, while in New Zealand, a tip will be a pleasant surprise.


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