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A tip calculator is a useful tool for everyone who goes out to a restaurant, pub or bar, or anywhere else you are supposed to tip. If you have ever had a problem figuring out how much to tip, read on. This article answers the questions:

How to calculate tip?

If you want to find out how to calculate a tip, you need to decide how much you appreciate the service. There is an unwritten rule that a tip should be between 10% and 20% of the total value of the bill. It may be hard to imagine somebody sitting at the restaurant table and calculating the percentage of the bill, but there is a relatively easy way to do it. When you want to count 10% of your bill, it's quite simple. You need only move the decimal point to the left by one. If you wish to leave a 20% tip, you just have to multiply the 10% value by two. In the event you want to leave a 15% tip, it is easier to first figure out a 10% tip and then add half of that value again. Now let's do an example:

  1. Your bill is $120,80.
  2. 10% of the total: $12,08
  3. 20% of the total: 2 x 12,08 = 24,16
  4. 15% of the total: 12,08 + (12,08/2) = 12,08 + 6,04 = 18,12

How to use tip calculator?

Although calculating 10% of a value is not a very complicated mathematical equation, there is an easier and certainly easier way to figure out the tip. Save time doing it with our Tip Calculator. It is a simple application which helps you count a particular percentage of your bill. All you need to do is:

  1. Type the value of your bill
  2. Type the percentage of the tip you are going to leave

The calculation is exactly the same as we have done in the previous paragraph, but takes a few seconds. Another very similar tool which can be useful is Percentage Calculator . This one simply figures out the percentage of any number you type.

You can also use the advanced mode of the Tip Calculator. This version of the app has an additional box where you can plug in the number of people who are going to share the bill. The calculator will automatically display the tip amount and the total amount per person.

There is one more calculator which you might be interested in if you want to count the tip. This is tip from net price calculator which helps not only figure out the tip amount but also calculate gross price on the grounds of the net price and tax value.

How much to tip?

Another question which you may have is, how much to tip. I have already mentioned that the average tip is between 10% to 20% of the total bill. However, you may wonder how much you should leave in a particular situation. The amount chosen is an individual choice and may depend on the quality of service. The range 10-20% isn't fixed as well. It may change depending on the rank of a restaurant (or any other place which belongs to the service industry). It's noticeable that customers leave higher tips when they are in a fine-dining restaurant than in fast food restaurant. Some restaurants have minimum tips when dining with a large group. There is also another aspect which influences the tip amount, namely the country and its culture. The rules related to paying for a service vary in different places around the world. In Switzerland, for example, tipping is not expected, however it's fair to leave 5 to 10% of the bill value. In the UK giving a tip in a restaurant is customary while in a pub not really. There are some differences when we travel to Asia as well. While Japan is, in large part, a non-tipping society, in Dubai the tip is automatically added to the bill. If you want to find the percentage of the imposed tip, you will find our Percentage Increase Calculator very useful. This tool solves the same math problem on the basic level, but is more generic and can be used to solve different problems.

When to tip and why?

At this point we already know almost everything about tipping, we can move to the last question - when and why should we do it? Giving a tip relates to every branch of the service industry, so not only restaurants and bars, but also hotels, transportation and delivery.

It may seem weird that we should give tips for the service we actually pay for. The reason is that people working in the service industry are usually low-paid. Their employers take it for granted that this will be compensated by tips. What's more, it's a commonly approved way to express your satisfaction with the service you got.

Tipping is also a sign of propriety and good manners. Leaving a spot without giving a tip may be perceived as rude. That's why all the rules related to tips can be found in every Savoir-vivre book.

Mateusz Mucha and James Mathison

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