# Tip Calculator

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Calculate the gratuity with the tip calculator.

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## How to use the tip calculator

Tip calculator instructions:

1. Begin by entering the total bill amount in the designated field.
2. Next, select the percentage you want to tip from the drop-down menu. The options are 15%, 18%, 20%, 23% and 25%.
3. Once you have entered the bill amount and selected the tip percentage, the total tip amount will be displayed in the designated field.
4. The total bill amount, including gratuity, will also be displayed.
5. If you are splitting the bill with others, you can input the number of people in your party. The calculator will show the tip per person and the total cost per person, including tips.

Disclaimer: The content provided is for informational purposes only and should not be considered financial advice. Consult a financial professional for personalized guidance on budgeting and managing your finances.

## Examples – how much would a 20% tip be?

Here are three examples of how much a 20% tip would be for different bill amounts:

### Example #1 – Total bill \$30

If the total bill is \$30, a 20% tip would be \$6.

Therefore, the total amount to pay, including gratuity, would be \$36.

### Example #1 – Total bill \$50

If the total bill is \$50, a 20% tip would be \$10.

Therefore, the total amount to pay, including gratuity, would be \$60.

### Example #3 – Total bill \$100

If the total bill is \$100, a 20% tip would be \$20.

Therefore, the total amount to pay, including gratuity, would be \$120.

## What is a good tip?

While there is no set rule for what constitutes a “good” tip, leaving anywhere from 15-25% of the total bill is generally recommended as a gratuity.

However, this can vary depending on the service received and your personal preferences. It is important also to consider that in some countries or cultures, tipping may not be expected or customary.

## What is the etiquette for tipping?

When it comes to etiquette for tipping, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

• Be mindful of the service you received before deciding on the tip amount. If the service was exceptional, consider leaving a higher percentage.
• Always check your bill to see if gratuity has already been automatically added. The restaurant may sometimes include the gratuity in the total, especially for large parties, or have an obligatory minimum tip when dining in a large group.
• Leaving a small tip rather than no tip is still a good idea if you are dissatisfied with the service. You can also speak to the manager about your concerns.
• Consider tipping in cash whenever possible, ensuring the entire amount goes directly to the server.
• Lastly, tipping is a personal choice and should not be stressed over excessively. If you are unsure how much to tip, ask the server or use an online tip calculator for guidance.

## How to tip different services

In service industry jobs, tipping is often expected to be a significant portion of the worker’s income.

### How much to tip in a restaurant?

A good rule of thumb is to leave 15-20% of the total bill as a tip for restaurant servers. However, if you received exceptional service, feel free to leave a higher percentage.

### How much to tip bartenders?

When tipping a bartender, it is recommended that you leave \$1-2 per drink or 15-20% of the total bill, whichever is higher. Consider a bigger tip if you order a more complicated or expensive drink.

### How much to tip taxi drivers?

Tipping for taxi services can vary depending on the country or city you are in. Generally, it is recommended to tip 10-20% of the total fare. You can also round up to the nearest dollar or add a few extra dollars as a flat rate tip.

### How much to tip at a salon or spa?

For hair stylists, estheticians, and other service providers in the beauty industry, it is customary to tip 15-20% of the total bill.

### How much to tip for food delivery?

When ordering food for delivery, it is recommended that you tip 10-15% of the total bill or a \$3 to \$5 per order. You can also consider the distance traveled by the delivery person and any inclement weather conditions.

### How much to tip for hotel services?

It is customary to tip hotel housekeeping staff \$1-2 per night of your stay. For other hotel services, such as concierge or valet, it is appropriate to tip based on the level of service received.

Please note that tipping is often expected to be a significant portion of a worker’s income in service industry jobs.

If the service charge is included in the bill, there’s no need to tip extra, but it’s good to remember that a little extra gratuity can go a long way in showing appreciation for excellent service!

## Easy way to calculate tip without a calculator

For those who prefer to calculate a tip without using a calculator, here is an easy formula to follow:

### Calculate 20% tip

1. Move the decimal one place to the left (ex: \$45.50 becomes \$4.55).
2. This amount is 10% of your bill.
3. Round this number up or down to the nearest whole number (ex: \$4.55 becomes \$5).
4. Double this number (ex: \$5 x 2 = \$10).
5. This calculation will give you a 20% tip, but you can adjust accordingly based on the service received.

### Calculate 15% tip

The easiest way to calculate a 15% tip is to calculate 10% and then add half (5%).

1. If you want to leave a 15% tip, start by moving the decimal one place to the left (e.g., \$45.50 becomes \$4.55). This amount is 10%
2. Round it and divide by 2 (e.g., \$4.5 / 2 = \$2.25). This amount is 5%.
3. Then, add the amounts together (e.g., \$4.50 + \$2.25 = \$6.75).
4. Round this number up or down to the nearest whole number (ex: \$6.75 becomes \$7). Now you have the amount of a 15% tip.

### Calculate 25% tip

1. If you want to leave a 25% tip, start by moving the decimal one place to the left (e.g., \$45.50 becomes \$4.55). This amount is 10%
2. Round it and divide by 2 (e.g., \$4.50 / 2 = \$2.25). This amount is 5%.
3. Then, add the amounts together (e.g., \$4.50 + \$4.50 + \$2.25 = \$11.25).
4. Round this number up or down to the nearest whole number (ex: \$11.25 becomes \$11). Now you have the amount of a 25% tip.

This method is helpful for quickly calculating a gratuity without a calculator.

## How to calculate the tip on your phone’s calculator

If you prefer to use your phone’s calculator, here are the steps to follow to calculate a tip:

1) Enter the total bill amount in the calculator.

2) Multiply the bill amount by the desired tip percentage:

• Enter bill amount
• Press x
• Enter the tip percentage (f.ex 20)
• then press the button % and =

Now you have the tip amount.

3) Add this amount to the original bill total.

I like to always test with “easy numbers.”

For example, with the bill amount of \$100, I know that 20% of \$100 is \$20. The total bill, including gratuity, is \$120.

• Enter bill amount (\$100)
• Press x
• Enter the tip percentage (20)
• then press the button % and =

Then add \$100 (bill) + \$20 (tip), and your bill total (including gratuity) will be \$120.

## Conclusion

Tipping for other services, such as haircuts, taxi rides, and hotel housekeeping, may vary depending on the location and type of service.

Generally, it’s best to tip based on the level of service received and what you feel is appropriate.

If you need help, you can always ask the service provider for their recommended tip amount or use an online tip calculator.

Remember, tipping is a way to show appreciation for good service and should not be stressed over excessively.

So next time you are faced with the question of how much to tip, use these tips and tricks to make it an easy and enjoyable experience. Happy tipping!