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Tip in New York

Tipping is common in New York. New Yorkers tip always and everywhere, be it in the restaurant, in the bar or in the club, at the beauty parlor, and even when they are helped with their luggage. It's not just a token of appreciation, it's really common. New Yorkers are very generous when it comes to tips and give at least 18% in restaurants.


Tip for different service

Many tourists are often not used to tipping so much. I have put together a few tips for you on the subject of tipping.

Tips in restaurants

It is very important to tip in New York restaurants. The tip is an integral part of the staff’s wages. It is common for restaurants to pay their employees only the minimum wage. It is assumed that the tip is the largest part of the salary. So please don't forget to tip.

You can easily calculate the tip. To do this, double the amount of taxes that are noted at the bottom of the invoice. It is customary to tip 20%. Since taxes in New York are 8.87 percent, as I said, you can double the taxes and round them up. There is a lot of debate about whether tips should be calculated after or before the tax. Most calculate the tip from the total amount (including VAT). In addition, you can currently expect a surcharge of up to 10 percent of your bill as a measure to support the economic recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some more expensive restaurants usually have toilet staff. A tip of one to two dollars is appropriate here. The tip for the cloakroom is usually one dollar.

Service fees

Sometimes the tip is already noted on the invoice as a "service charge". This is especially the case when you go out to eat with a larger group (more than five people) or in a tourist area. Always check your bill carefully. The service fees are usually around 18% of the total.

How can I tip with a credit card?

If you want to pay, simply ask for the "Bill" or the "Check". The waiter will then bring you the bill on a plate or in a closed folder. Always check the invoice carefully. Usually you have to calculate the tip yourself and add it to the bill. Sometimes they will suggest a tip of 15, 18, or 21%. Alternatively, you can leave the tip with cash (but not with coins). You then note this on the invoice as “cash on table”. Put your credit card on the plate or in the wallet. The waiter will then give you the receipt, which you have to sign, as well as a copy and your credit card. You can pay easily and securely with a credit card in restaurants in New York.

Tips in bars and self-service cafes

In self-service shops, it is common to round up the amount instead of actually tipping. In a bar, leave a dollar or two per drink on the counter.

Tip in the taxi

In a New York taxi, it is common practice to round up the sum for short journeys or to tip around 10-15%. It always makes sense to have some cash with you when in New York. Even if you have booked your transfer from the airport to the hotel in advance, the driver often expects a tip.

Tip in the hotel

It is also customary to tip at the hotel. Allow one to two dollars per bag if the staff will help you with your luggage. If the porter calls a cab for you, give him a dollar. The cleaning lady will also expect a dollar or two to clean your hotel room, especially if you are only staying a few nights.

Tip for the tour guide

To really get to know New York, it is advisable to take part in guided tours. The tour guide also expects tips. If you are taking a bus tour, tip the driver around $ 5-10 as well. However, this does not apply to the Hop on Hop off buses.

Tip in the beauty salon

There are tons of beauty salons in New York that often offer treatments at great prices. There are nail salons, massage parlors, hairdressers, blowdry bars (where only the hair is blown in models) and beauty farms. At most beauty salons you don't need an appointment and you can just walk in. Beauticians expect a tip of between 15 and 20%. The same goes for the hairdresser. You may also want to tip the person who washed your hair two to five dollars. If you are not sure, just ask the staff. Tips are always given in cash.

Eric's tip: Tipping is personal and there are often discussions about what is appropriate and what is not. Feel free to use my tips above as guidelines. This is how most New Yorkers, my friends and I tip. Ultimately, of course, you have to decide for yourself how much tip you want to tip. But please keep in mind that salaries are generally quite low and many depend on tips.

Is tipping compulsory in New York?

Tipping is not required, but it is important to remember that tipping is an integral part of many New Yorkers' salaries.

How much do you tip in NYC?

Tipping is very personal, but New Yorkers typically tip no less than 18% in restaurants. Read my advice here on where and how much to tip in New York.


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