How much for tips?

Old Feb 8th, 2005, 06:34 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 337
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
How much for tips?

What is the appropriate tipping in BA in restaurants, taxis, etc. What if hotel has a car for pick up from the airport to bring you to the hotel... what is the amount of tip you should give? Any advice on this would be great. thanks
susan300 is offline  
Old Feb 8th, 2005, 09:08 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 68
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
People in Argentina are still in a pretty serious economic crisis. It is not a third world country, but people are struggling. Prices are cheap.
I make it a rule of thumb to tip a minimum of a couple of bucks...usually a little more..for things like taxis and drivers. In restaurants I do the same as I would in the U.S.
It will be greatly appreciated, but not demanded like many places in the world.

Good Luck.
grayland is offline  
Old Feb 8th, 2005, 10:07 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,799
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The norms are:

Restaurant. 10%
Taxi. No tip is expected. For good service, a peso is sufficient.
Private Car from airport. U$1-2.

If you want to tip more, you certainly can...but it is not necessary.
drdawggy is offline  
Old Feb 8th, 2005, 10:13 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 270
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
In restaurants a 10% tip is customary, but if the service is excellent 15% to 20% is appreciated. I just take with me $1 U.S. bills to hand out as tip to maids, concierge, taxi, etc.
PONCHOTJ is offline  
Old Feb 8th, 2005, 02:45 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,799
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts


50% would be appreciated too, but 10% is usual and custumary in Buenos Aires, unlike the United States where 15-20% has become the norm.
drdawggy is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Philip
South America
14
Jan 4th, 2017 01:59 PM
lauramsgarden
Europe
115
Jun 13th, 2011 05:30 PM
rogfam
Mexico & Central America
17
Jan 8th, 2007 01:21 PM
martinewezel
United States
5
Dec 28th, 2003 11:16 AM
nocalalan
Australia & the Pacific
4
Aug 27th, 2003 01:11 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:58 AM.