Tip Guide - Thailand
Currency: Baht (THB)
Tip name: เคล็ดลับ Khel̆d lạb
Annual income: 18,200 US dollars = 15,480 euros
Tipping is a voluntary matter in Thailand and is considered a sign of satisfaction with the service. In (high-class) Thai restaurants, about 10% is expected as a tip – unless a “service charge” is already explicitly stated on the bill. Less than 10 THB tip is considered an insult. The situation is different in small cookshops and street restaurants: Here, no tip is given as a matter of principle. However, if these are frequented not only by locals but also by tourists, there is sometimes a small tip box where you can leave a tip.
With a tip box at reception, 50 to 100 baht can be given per day spent depending on satisfaction on departure.
20-50 Baht per suitcase.
20 Baht per day (clearly mark tip as such: best in an envelope labelled with short words of thanks).
In high-end restaurants: 10% of the bill. In cookshops, markets, self-service restaurants: no tip usual.
Taxi drivers do not expect a large tip, but usually the amount is rounded up to the nearest 20 baht note.
No tip is expected, price is negotiated before the ride.
At a high-class hairdresser: 10% of the invoice amount (not at a barber).
At a hotel spa: 10% of the invoice amount. At a massage parlour: 100 baht per 30 min. treatment.
150 to 300 Baht per person per day.
In Thai restaurants, chopsticks are only used in exceptional cases. Instead, spoons and forks are used.
The spoon is taken in the main hand (depending on whether one is right- or left-handed), the fork in the other.
It is used to push the food onto the spoon, from which it is then eaten.