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Tipping Guidelines

Hi. I'm looking for some tipping guidelines (who/where to tip and how much). I will be traveling to Denmark, Sweden, and Russia, so input/advice on tipping for any or all of these places will be greatly appreciated.

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You should never feel obliged to tip for anything in Denmark and Sweden as all tips and taxes are always included in prices and waiting staff are typically paid around 25 dollars per hour.

But if you feel like tipping then you can round up the bill and people will be very happy with that.

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  1. Denmark (country)
  2. Sweden (country)
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answered by
Anne from Aarhus, Denmark

We do not have a tradition in Denmark to tip in restaurants and bars. But it is not looked down on if you want to tip - it is even an option to add tips if you pay by credit card. The option is mostly given because of tourist who are used to tipping - but the Danes almost never tip, as we know the waiters are well payed.  

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answered by
Karl from Copenhagen

Hi Shawn,

In regards to Denmark, tipping is not very common and service is always included at restaurants in taxies, at hotels etc. However at a nice restaurant, or if the service has been very good, I normally leave between 5-10%.

Best regards,



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answered by
Natalia from Tokyo

Your most generous tip should always go to the waiters at the restaurants who often dont get paid at all and survive mainly on what they get from customers. You are not obliged to tip anywhere but it is always appreciated (taxi drivers, doormen, cleaning lady). Anything from 10% and up is fine. I leave 25% tip to the waiters and dont bother so much anywhere else. I am a native Saint Petersburg (Russia). ^-^

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  1. Saint Petersburg (Russia) (city)
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answered by
Joakim from Sollentuna

In Sweden and Denmark but it is common to pay 5-10% extra in restaurants. More or less the same for taxi, but not sure how common it is to really do so if it is a fixed price for the journey.

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  1. Sweden (country)
  2. Denmark (country)
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