Tip Guide - Mexiko

Currency: Mexican peso

Tip name: Propina/servicio/tip

Annual income: 19,340 US dollars = 16,399 euros


Tipping is voluntary in Mexico, but nevertheless very common. It is also expected in many situations. Tipping is very important in Mexico. The reason: for many Mexicans who work in the service industry, tipping is an important part of their income. In restaurants, a tip of 10-15% is customary. However, you should pay attention to whether a service charge is already written on the bill. Tips can be given in dollars (notes only) or in the local currency, pesos, whichever is more convenient for the recipient.


Luggage carrier

10-20 pesos per service.

Room cleaning

20 pesos per day. Often, an envelope with your name written on it is already waiting in the room. Leave it by the bed or bedside table.


10-20 pesos per order. 

Shuttle Service

5-20 pesos for the driver, depending on the length of the trip.



Depending on the size of the purchase: 3 to 10 pesos tip for packing the purchased goods and placing them in the shopping trolley.

Car loading

Service staff in front of the supermarket who take the shopping trolley to the car and put the shopping in the boot, as well as helping with parking and unparking. A tip of 5 to 10 pesos is customary.



The usual rate is 10-15%, in tourist centres the “servicio” is often already written on the bill.


No tip is expected; it is usual to round up the amount.

Petrol station

for service and other services: 5-10 pesos.

Cleaning at crossroads

At major intersections, cleaning of the front and rear windows is often offered. If you accept this service, you have to pay 5 pesos. If you refuse the offer and the windscreen is cleaned anyway, you do not have to give any money.

Street performer

People showing off their artistic skills at crossroads (juggling, fire spitting, singing, etc.): 3-5 pesos.


For a tour, guided tour or booked guide: 50 to 100 pesos per person, depending on duration and type.


Depending on treatment from 10 pesos.

Tip@Click Expert-Info:

 If a Mexican avoids eye contact and even looks in another direction when bumping into you this is a sign of respect and not an insult.