Tip Guide - Spain
Currency: Euro €
Tip name: Propina
Annual income: 39,800 US dollars = 33,941 euros.
Tipping is not a must in Spain, but it is quite common. About 5-10% of the bill is considered appropriate. In more upscale restaurants or for higher bills, 10-15% is more appropriate. Tipping should be as discreet as possible. This is probably why it is not customary in Spain to round up the bill amount and tell the waiter orally. The typical German or Austrian “stimmt so” is completely uncommon throughout Spain. After the bill is brought in on a small plate or in a leather folder, you either put in your EC/credit card or the amount in cash. The waitress then returns with the entire amount of money (“cambio”). When leaving the restaurant, it is customary to leave the tip, which you consider appropriate, on the table or on the plate or in the folder.
In Spain, you can also hand the reception an envelope with the tip for all the staff.
1€ per piece of luggage.
Minimum 1€ per day. The money is left in the room on departure.
1€ per order.
Leave 5-10% of the bill on the table (or on an extra plate).
Rounding up the amount is a nice gesture, but not expected.
Approximately 5% of the bill.
Paying separately is very unusual in Spain. In general, friends and acquaintances usually invite each other. In the end, you get a bill that lists all the items.
It is also not unusual for the invited guests to leave a small tip on the table.
The general rule in Spain is: Leaving penny pieces is impolite.