Traveling abroad, giving tips right?

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USA: In most restaurants and bars in the US, employees often receive hourly wages below the minimum wage, so they always expect that their salaries will be supplemented by tips. The general criteria for tip are usually about 15-20% of the bill value, however, when better services are received, this amount may increase. Photo: Nick Ut / AP.

 

Mexico: Similar to the United States, the appropriate tip for services in Mexico is about 10-15% and 18-20% of the bill value for better services. Photo: Luis Alvarado Alvarado / Shutterstock.
Mexico: Similar to the United States, the appropriate tip for services in Mexico is about 10-15% and 18-20% of the bill value for better services. Photo: Luis Alvarado Alvarado / Shutterstock.
Brazil: In Brazil, there is usually about 10% of the service fee added to the bill, but if not, 15% of the bill is a reasonable tip. Besides, the use of Brazilian money has always been rated higher than using USD. Photo: ESB Professional / Shutterstock.
Brazil: In Brazil, there is usually about 10% of the service fee added to the bill, but if not, 15% of the bill is a reasonable tip. Besides, the use of Brazilian money has always been rated higher than using USD. Photo: ESB Professional / Shutterstock.

Spain: Tipping is an optional fee in Spain. However, rounding up the bill or tip of 10% of the bill value at high-end restaurants is an encouraging and appreciated action. Photo: Jasper Juinen / Getty.
Spain: Tipping is an optional fee in Spain. However, rounding up the bill or tip of 10% of the bill value at high-end restaurants is an encouraging and appreciated action. Photo: Jasper Juinen / Getty.

Israel: Restaurants in Israel often charge a service fee in the bill. However, customers should leave a little tip for the service staff. Photo: eFesenko / Shutterstock.
Israel: Restaurants in Israel often charge a service fee in the bill. However, customers should leave a little tip for the service staff. Photo: eFesenko / Shutterstock.

India: In most areas of India, giving tips is polite and not mandatory. However, in big cities, or areas of tourism development, tips become more common and many locations have included this extra fee on the bill. In the event that an invoice has no extra charge, 10% of the bill is a reasonable tip. Photo: Pikoso.kz/Shutterstock.
India: In most areas of India, giving tips is polite and not mandatory. However, in big cities, or areas of tourism development, tips become more common and many locations have included this extra fee on the bill. In the event that an invoice has no extra charge, 10% of the bill is a reasonable tip. Photo: Pikoso.kz/Shutterstock.

China: Tipping is not part of Chinese culture and most restaurants, hotels or bars do not require this money. However, recently, leaving tips is gradually becoming more popular. Photo: Angela Ostafichuk / Shutterstock.
China: Tipping is not part of Chinese culture and most restaurants, hotels or bars do not require this money. However, recently, leaving tips is gradually becoming more popular. Photo: Angela Ostafichuk / Shutterstock.

English: In the UK, bills are usually included with service fees. In addition, in case the invoice does not include a service fee, the customer should leave a tip equivalent to 10-15% of the invoice value. Photo: Samuel Zeller / Unsplash.
English: In the UK, bills are usually included with service fees. In addition, in case the invoice does not include a service fee, the customer should leave a tip equivalent to 10-15% of the invoice value. Photo: Samuel Zeller / Unsplash.

Japan: There is no tip culture in Japan and a tip is considered a rude act. Photo: Alva Pratt / Unsplash.
Japan: There is no tip culture in Japan and a tip is considered a rude act. Photo: Alva Pratt / Unsplash.

Thailand: In Thailand, the tip is an optional fee, however the rounding of the invoice is always a highly appreciated action. Photo: Lisheng Chang / Unsplash.
Thailand: In Thailand, the tip is an optional fee, however the rounding of the invoice is always a highly appreciated action. Photo: Lisheng Chang / Unsplash.

France: In France, when you see “service compris” appear in the invoice, the customer may understand that the service fee has been charged. In addition, customers can also reward employees with a “pourboire” fee by rounding the bill or leaving a few extra euros. Photo: Charles Platiau / Reuters.
France: In France, when you see “service compris” appear in the invoice, customers can understand that service fee has been charged. In addition, customers can also reward employees with a “pourboire” fee by rounding the bill or leaving a few extra euros. Photo: Charles Platiau / Reute

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