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Scenario: You’re at a restaurant in Hungary and the Kaiserschmarrn is basically the best thing you’ve ever tasted. (Fluffy savory pancakes for dinner? Yes, please.) Plus, your waiter clued you into the hip local bars and gave you a free shot of Pálinka. So…how much do you tip? We created this global guide (with data from World Atlas) so you know how many forint you should—or shouldn’t—drop to show your appreciation. (And if you want to be extra certain, be brave and ask the locals.) 

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Europe

Albania: 10%

Andorra: No tip

Armenia: 10%

Austria: 10%

Azerbaijan: No tip

Belarus: 5%

Belgium: No tip

Bosnia and Herzegovina: 10%

Bulgaria: 10%

Croatia: 10%

Cyprus: No tip

Czech Republic: 5% on top of service fee

Denmark: No tip

Estonia: 5%

Finland: No tip

France: 10%

Georgia: No tip

Germany: 15%

Greece: 10%

Hungary: 10%

Iceland: No tip

Ireland: 10%

Italy: 10%

Latvia: 10%

Liechtenstein: No tip

Lithuania: 10%

Luxembourg: No tip

Macedonia: 10%

Malta: 10%

Moldova: 5% on top of service fee

Monaco: No tip

Montenegro: No tip

Netherlands: No tip

Norway: No tip

Poland: 15%

Portugal: 5%

Romania: 10%

San Marino: 5%

Serbia: 10%

Slovakia: 10%

Slovenia: No tip

Spain: 10%

Sweden: No tip

Switzerland: 10%

Ukraine: 15%

United Kingdom: 15%

Vatican City: No tip

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North America

Antigua and Barbuda: 5% on top of service fee

Bahamas: No tip

Barbados: No tip

Belize: 10%

Canada: 20%

Costa Rica: No tip

Cuba: 10%

Dominica: No tip

Dominican Republic: 10%

El Salvador: 10%

Grenada: 10%

Guatemala: 10%

Haiti: No tip

Honduras: No tip

Jamaica: 10%

Mexico: 15%

Nicaragua: 10%

Panama: No tip

Saint Kitts and Nevis: 10%

Saint Lucia: 10%

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: 10%

Trinidad and Tobago: 10%

United States: 20%

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South America

Argentina: 10%

Bolivia: 5%

Brazil: No tip

Chile: 10%

Colombia: 5%

Ecuador: 5%

Guyana: No tip

Paraguay: 10%

Peru: 10%

Suriname: No tip

Uruguay: 10%

Venezuela: 10% 

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Asia

Afghanistan: 5%

Bahrain: 5%

Bangladesh: 10%

Bhutan: 5%

Brunei: 5%

Burma (Myanmar): No tip

Cambodia: 5%

China: No tip

East Timor: 5%

India: No tip

Indonesia: 5%

Iran: 10%

Iraq: 10%

Israel: 10%

Japan: No tip

Jordan: 5%

Kazakhstan: 5%

Korea, North: No tip

Korea, South: No tip

Kuwait: 5%

Kyrgyzstan: 5%

Laos: 10%

Lebanon: 10%

Malaysia: No tip

Maldives: 5%

Mongolia: 5%

Nepal: 5%

Oman: 5%

Pakistan: 15%       

Philippines: 10%

Qatar: 20%

Russian Federation: 10%

Saudi Arabia: 15%

Singapore: 5%

Sri Lanka: 10%

Syria: 5%        

Tajikistan: No tip

Thailand: 5%

Turkey: 10%

Turkmenistan: 5%

United Arab Emirates: 15%

Uzbekistan: No tip

Vietnam: No tip

Yemen: 10%

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Oceania

Australia: No tip

Fiji: No tip

Kiribati: No tip

Marshall Islands: No tip

Micronesia: No tip

Nauru: No tip

New Zealand: No tip

Palau: No tip

Papua New Guinea: No tip

Samoa: No tip

Solomon Islands: No tip

Tonga: No tip

Tuvalu: No tip

Vanuatu: No tip

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Africa

Algeria: No tip

Angola: 10%

Benin: 10%

Botswana: 10%

Burkina: No tip

Burundi: 10%

Cameroon: 5%

Cape Verde: 5%

Central African Republic: 5%

Chad: 10%

Comoros: 10%

Congo: 5%

Congo, Democratic Republic of: 5%

Djibouti: 5%

Egypt: 10% on top of service charge

Equatorial Guinea: 10% if not included

Eritrea: 5%

Ethiopia: 5%

Gabon: 10%

Gambia: 7.5% on top of service charge

Ghana: 5%

Guinea: 10% if not included

Guinea-Bissau: 10% if not included

Ivory Coast: 10%

Kenya: 10%

Lesotho: 10%

Liberia: 5%

Libya: No tip

Madagascar: 10%

Malawi: 5%

Mali: 10%

Mauritania: 5%

Mauritius: 5%

Morocco: 5%

Mozambique: 10%

Namibia: 10%

Niger: 10% on top of service fee

Nigeria: 5%

Rwanda: 5%

Sao Tome and Principe: 5%

Senegal: 5%

Seychelles: 5%

Sierra Leone: 5%

Somalia: 5%

South Africa: 15%

South Sudan: 10%

Sudan: 10%

Swaziland: 5%

Tanzania: 5%

Togo: 5%

Tunisia: 10%

Uganda: 10%

Zambia: 10%

Zimbabwe: 10%

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