I'm from Finland and I'm going to nyc with my mom and my brother. In Finland you don't tip. The "tip" is already in their salary (I don't know how to explain it in English.)
Please tell me when do you tip and how much!!
Most Helpful Guy
As others have said, I'd say 20% for 'good' restaurant service, above that for exceptional, 15 is okay if you're scrounging by. That's a restaurant where you sit down and have a waiter, or on drinks in a bar.
10% or so on something like a cab is pretty normal.
A few dollars a day left for your maid in hotel.
As you note, these people are paid significantly less in salary (especially waitresses) and tips are an expected part of their compensation.
How long are you staying? If its longer I can think about things like hairdressers etc. But cabs/hotel staff/waitresses are the most obvious.0
Most Helpful Girl
Most people here tip at restaurants where they are being served. If the waiter/waitress is really good and friendly then I will tip higher than I would if they were rude or didn't put any effort into it at all. A good general rule of thumb though is to tip a certain percentage of your overall bill. Most people generally tip 15-20% and then they may adjust it higher or lower based on the service they received.0