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Your global guide to tipping

Knowing whether to tip, who to tip, when to tip and how much to tip can be a difficult guessing game. Here’s how to get it right.

Spain

Restaurants: 10% (if no service charge)
Bars: Leave the change
Taxis: No tip
Porter: €1–3 per bag
Housekeeping: €2–5 per day

UK

Restaurants: 10% max 
Bars: Buy the bartender a drink
Taxis: 8–10%
Porter: £1–2 per bag
Housekeeping: £1–2 per day

France

Restaurants: 5% (if no service charge)
Bars: Leave the change
Taxis: €5–10
Porter: €1 per bag
Housekeeping: €1–2 per day

United States

Restaurants: 15–20%
Bars: $1–3 per drink
Taxis: 10–20%
Porter: $1–2 per bag
Housekeeping: $2–5 per day

Germany

Restaurants: Round up 
Bars: Round up 
Taxis: Round up 
Porter: €2 per bag
Housekeeping: €2–3 per day

Hong Kong

Restaurants: Leave the change
Bars: Leave the change
Taxis: No tip
Porter: €2–3 per bag

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