How to get the most value for your tips

Tipping for services provided while traveling is common practice in the United States, but not so much in countries such as Japan and Brazil, among others. But if you’re traveling to faraway lands — or even to a different US state — this summer, it pays to know a few rules of the road when it comes to tips.

Start with these tips for managing your gratuity needs when traveling this summer.

Know the appropriate tipping ranges. The average tip for a sit-down meal in the United States remains between 15% and 20%. For taxis and Uber (Uber) – Get a Uber Technologies, Inc. report. Trips, tip amounts vary due to mileage and total costs. One study from the National Bureau of Economic Research showed that the average tip for an Uber ride is $3.

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