Tip Calculator

Last Updated on January 5, 2024 by Emma

The Tip Calculator calculates tip amounts for various percentages of the cost of the service and also provides a total amount that includes the tip. In the U.S., a tip of 15% of the before-tax meal price is typically expected.


Tip: $0.00
Total Amount: $0.00
Tip Per Person: $0.00
Total Per Person: $0.00

Shared Bill Tip Calculator

The Shared Bill Tip Calculator considers the cost of the service, number of people, and chosen tip percentage to calculate the tip per person, as well as the total cost per person.

A gratuity, or tip, is an additional amount of money given to service workers as a reward for their service. The practice and acceptance of tipping differ globally. For instance, in some East Asian countries like Japan, tipping can be perceived as offensive or akin to a bribe. Conversely, in countries like the United States, tipping is not only common but often essential, forming a significant part of a service worker’s income and helping meet minimum wage requirements. While tipping is optional, in places like the U.S., it’s crucial for the livelihood of many service workers. For tourists, understanding local tipping customs is beneficial. In the U.S. and similar countries, gratuity might automatically be added to your bill, especially in restaurants or for large groups. However, in other countries, offering a tip, though well-intentioned, might be misunderstood.

Included below is a map showing tipping practices in various regions, alongside a table indicating typical tipping rates in the United States and Canada for various services.

tip map
Tip Map
  no tips at all, insulted if tipped
  no tips at all, surprised/confused if tipped
  no tips at all, neutral/grateful when tipped
  rounding-up the bill, not expected
  rounding-up the bill, expected
  5-10%, not expected
  5-10%, expected
  ~10%, not expected
  10-15%, not expected
  10-15%, expected
  15-20%, expected

ServicesTypical Tip
Restaurants, Bartenders15%-20%
Food Delivery15%-20% depending on the distance, total price, etc.
Hotel Room ServiceNormally the charge is included in the price already. If not, 15-20%
Hotel HousekeepingNot expected, $1-$2 per person per night.
Automotive Services, MechanicNot expected, Or a few dollars depending on the amount
Mover, Furniture, or Appliance DeliveryNot expected, Or $5, $10, $20 each depending on the amount
Plumber, Handyman, Electrician, Cleaner, or Other Home ServicesNot expected, Or $5, $10, $20 each depending on the amount
Hairstylists, Barber, Nail Service, etc.10%-20%
Taxi or Limo Drivers 15%-20%
Shuttle Drivers, Parking Attendant $1-$3
Tour Guides $1-$5 depending on the length of the tour

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