The Tip Calculator of tip-calculator.com calculates the tip amount for various percentages of the cost of the service. We also provides a total amount that includes the tip. Typically, in US, a tip of 15% of the before tax meal price is expected.
How to calculate a tip on a calculator ?
You can use the following formula to calculate the tip :
Tip = Bill Amount × Tip Percentage Total to Pay = Bill Amount + Tip Total per person = Total to Pay / Number of persion
Example: For the dinner bill of $500, and a tip amount of 15% of bill amount is needed. To share total cost with 5 person, how much would it cost for each person?
Tip = $500 × 0.15 = $75 Total to Pay = $500 + $75 = $575 Total per person = $575 / 5 = $115
Should you tip?
There is no hard rule on tipping. It is based on the quality of service. If the service was acceptable, you may conside to tip. Because so jobs in the service industry pay very little. your tip would benefit those workers and their family.
Who should you tip?
Should you tip the waiter? My hair stylist? Or anyone in the service industry? Again, there is no absolute anwser. You may reference to our Typical Tip Table to have a feeling of who should you tip to and how much percent of the bill would be expected as the tip.
How much should you tip?
For the tip amount, the generally accepted value is 15% to 20%. However, it may be different in various locations.
Typical Tip Table
|Services / Workers||Typical Tip|
|Restaurants or Bartenders||15% - 20% of the bill|
|Food delivery person||15% - 20% of the bill|
|Supermarket bagger||Not expected|
|Home service providers (e.g. electrician, cleaner or lawn service)||Not expected|
|Hotel housekeeping||$2 to $5 a night|
|Furniture, or Appliance Delivery Person||$5 to $20 per person|
|Hairstylists, Barber, Nail Service||10% - 20% of the bill|
|Massage||10% - 20% of the bill|
|Tattoo artist||15% - 20% of the bill|
|Taxi Drivers||15% - 20% of the bill|
|Rental car shuttle drivers, Parking attendant||$1 - $2|
|Tour Guides||$1 - $5 depending on the length of the tour|
Is Tipping a Good Thing?
There are many argument regarding tipping. On one side, it is a reward of good services to the service provider. On the other hand, since tipping is not a mandatory charge, customers may face discrimination of they don't pay tip or even tip less.
So, it tipping really reflect the quality of service? Some studies have shown that there is no direct relation. Besides, for some countries with no tipping culture, it still works well in their service industry.
However, that being said, the good part of tipping is that it really help the employees and their family in certain extend.
Instant Tip Table
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