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The Tipping Point

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Chad Ehlers / Alamy

Paris

You might get an occasional smile but don't expect effusive "merci's" in a town where tipping is expected but never discussed.

Waiter: Service is included. Round up to the nearest euro.

Doorman: 1 euro

Taxi Driver: Round up to the nearest euro

Maid: 1 to 2 euros per person, per day

Sky Cap: 1 euro per bag


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Rome

Cash makes things happen in this city, and gratitude always seems to be genuine.

Waiter: 5-10%

Doorman: 1 euro

Taxi Driver: Round up to the nearest euro

Maid: 1 to 2 euros per person, per day

Sky Cap: 1 euro per bag


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London

Locals tip begrudgingly, while Americans usually tip more than they have to.

Waiter: 10%

Doorman: 1 pound

Taxi Driver: 10-15 %

Maid: 1 to 2 pounds per person, per day

Sky Cap: 1 pound per bag


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Stockholm

This is a city where the tipping is as modest as the culture itself—and seems to be almost an afterthought.

Waiter: 10% (unless service is included)

Doorman: 7-14 Swedish Kronor

Taxi Driver: Round up to the nearest Swedish Kronor

Maid: 14 or more Swedish Kronor per person, per day

Sky Cap: 7 Swedish Kronor per bag


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Livia Corona

Buenos Aires

Cash is king in this economy, and tips are gratefully received.

Waiter: 10%

Doorman: 3 pesos

Taxi Driver: Round up to the nearest peso

Maid: 3 to 6 pesos per person, per day

Sky Cap: 3 pesos per bag


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Testuya Miura

Bangkok and Tokyo

Keep your baht or yen in your pocket; you'll only insult the Thais and Japanese by proffering a tip.

Waiter: none

Doorman: none

Taxi Driver: none

Maid: none

Sky Cap: none


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Andrea Fazzari

Hong Kong

The percentages are lower than New York, but the tip is expected with the same sense of entitlement.

Waiter: 10%

Doorman: 8 HK Dollars

Taxi Driver: Round up to the nearest HK dollar

Maid: 8 to 16 HK Dollars per person, per day

Sky Cap: 8 HK Dollars


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Sydney

Tipping is as easygoing as the culture, so expect to tip only occasionally.

Waiter: 10%

Doorman: 1 Australian dollar

Taxi Driver: Round up to the nearest Australian dollar

Maid: 1 Australian dollar per day

Sky Cap: 1 Australian dollar


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Dubai

They have six-star hotels, so it's little wonder that they're supported by a tipping system that is fast approaching Western standards.

Waiter: 10%

Doorman: 5 dirhams

Taxi Driver: Round up to the nearest dirham

Maid: 5 to 10 dirhams per person, per day

Sky Cap: 5 dirhams


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