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$ 5 dollar tip
$ 5 dollar tip
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Countries around the world can vary greatly when it comes to their tipping practices.

While most Western nations expect you to tip, tipping may not be customary in other destinations.

A handy new infographic from the Good Housekeeping Institute provides travelers with a breakdown of how much they can expect to tip at restaurants and when taking cabs in different countries around the world.

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The infographic points out that in some countries like China, tipping is not a part of daily life. That being said, the country is seeing a new tipping trend take hold at hip restaurants, according to NPR.

Similarly, tips are already included on most restaurant bills in France, so look out for the words service compris on your bill. That being said, people will typically leave change or round up a bit on the bill as a courtesy.

The same can be said for Italy, where tips are not expected, but are appreciated. Travelers can typically leave a few euros on the table, though you don’t need to leave more than 10 percent of your total bill. Just be sure to look out for the term coperto, meaning cover charge, to see if it’s already included within your bill.

Restaurants in Amsterdam will include a service charge in the price of their meals, though most people leave a small tip of five to 10 percent for good service, according to Amsterdam’s visitor website.

Other situations you might find yourself in included tipping spa therapists (typically 15 to 20 percent in the U.S.), concierges (around $10 to 20 if they’ve been particularly helpful during your stay), and guides (we recommend tipping 10 to 15 percent on a global scale).

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