Tip Guide - United States
Currency: US Dollar $
Tip name: Tip
Annual income: 63,690 US dollars = 54,243 euros.
Unlike in many European countries, tipping is part of the salary in the USA, which is why service staff in restaurants depend on it. It is therefore a matter of course or an obligation to tip in the USA. In restaurants it is customary to tip the waiter 20% of the bill. If you are very satisfied with the service, it is quite normal to tip 25-30%. All other services are also tipped sufficiently.
For any special service (getting theatre or concert tickets or reserving restaurant tables): 2-10 dollars.
1 dollar per piece of luggage (at check-in and check-out).
1 dollar tip for getting a taxi.
At least 1 dollar per day. Leave in a labelled envelope or clearly visible on your pillow.
In luxury hotels: 3-5 dollars per day.
15-20% of the bill amount.
2-3 dollars when returning the car.
1 Dollar per bag.
For the person loading the car 1-5 dollars is common (depending on the amount of the purchase).
Tipping of 15-20% is expected in restaurants. If you are particularly satisfied with the service, 25% is also appropriate.
In bars and cafés, 15% of the bill is customary.
In fast-food restaurants (where you are not served at the table) it is not customary to tip.
15% of the fare, minimum $2-3; more for special assistance such as carrying luggage.
Limousine drivers (luxury limousines) receive 20% of the fare.
Shuttle bus drivers: 1-2 dollars per piece of luggage.
Usual is 20% for the delivery man. Attention: Sometimes the tip is already included in the bill.
Usual is 10-20% of the invoice amount.
At many tourist spots there are showmen in well-known costumes with whom you can have your picture taken.
If no specific price is mentioned, you can expect to pay 2 dollars.
Organised bus tour/city tour: Tour guide: 3-4 dollars per day and person, bus driver 2-3 dollars.
By the way: The word “tip” apparently originally stands for “to insure promptitude”, which means: To ensure promptitude.
For more detailed information on common tipping amounts in the USA, see www.tipping.org.