Maps showing the variation in tipping norms around the world show that tips are not required in Australia and Japan, and expectations are routinely highest in the US.
A 20 percent tip is standard when visiting a restaurant in the US, while in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands they are around 5 to 10 percent, according to the map. Created by HawaiianIslands.com Using TripAdvisor’s Tipping Guide.
Worsening matters for American consumers is the rise of digital payment systems on tablets that play into the guilt and embarrassment by offering large suggested tips in situations and establishments where tipping was not customary in the past.
66 countries have a 10 percent tipping rule, as does most of Europe
The rise in digital payments, partly due to the pandemic, has seen touch screen kiosks encouraging both larger tips and suggestions at establishments such as bakeries and coffee shops.
When dining in European restaurants it is standard to tip using extra coins or by rounding up the payment to the nearest round number.
Many restaurants in countries such as the UK and France include an optional service charge of 10 or 12 percent on the bill. An optional 10 percent is added in many Mediterranean countries.
In the US, however, the tip is added by the consumer, and is usually assumed to be a fixed percentage, and this percentage is increasing.
In the early 1970s, tips in micro-establishments rose to 10 to 15 percent and have been rising ever since.
Recent changes have been triggered by the rise of electronic screens and recommended tips over the COVID-19 pandemic, According to the New Jersey State Policy Lab at Rutgers,
Some of these machines are in demand by restaurant owners as much as 30 or 35 percent, Machines inviting customers to tip are also becoming more common in establishments where a tip was not previously expected, such as coffee shops and bakeries.
In 37 countries you can choose to tip hotel staff $1 or $2, but hotel staff in the US can expect up to $5.
Similar trends can be seen among tipping expectations of hotel workers, where no tips are expected in Australia, Japan, Norway and Sweden, but the highest tips are expected in the US and Canada – over $2. up to $5.
According to Maps, taxi drivers in the US expect a tip of around 15 percent, while 10 percent is common throughout Europe. It is the only country in the world where such a high tip is standard.
The phenomenon of tip inflation in North America has been attributed by some to the death of the physical tip jar.
‘Over the past few years, we have seen the emergence of these digital kiosk systems which are very interactive in nature. The digital interface allowed companies to offer the option of tipping.
“And companies figured it was a good way to make people pay more,” Dipayan Biswas, a marketing professor at the University of South Florida, told NPR last month.
America is the only country in the world that has a 15 percent tip rule for taxi drivers.
The pandemic also led to a change in inclination and expectations because Customers were encouraged to tip generously to help keep the restaurant and store afloat.
It also accelerated the adoption of digital payment systems as business owners were encouraged to go cashless to limit the spread of the virus.
Tips are embedded in the American economy and society as a whole, as servers in 43 states receive sub-minimum wages before tipping, according to a PayScale reports,
But digital payments are also changing how tips are distributed to servers and employees.
Biswas said: ‘Anything paid for the digital interface goes directly into the company’s account, and it depends on the company and any contracts they have, which will determine how much money, if any, is shared with the server. or employee.
On top of that, the companies that process these payments also take a cut. Square, one of the more popular payment systems in the US, charges between 2.6 percent and 10 cents per transaction when a customer taps or swipes their card during an in-person transaction.
Total tips for full-service restaurants were up 25 percent during the latest quarter of 2022 compared to a year earlier, while tips at quick-service restaurants were up 17 percent, according to Square’s data.
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