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27th Jun 2018

New survey shows that we’re all very bad at tipping these days

Olivia Hayes


When it comes to tipping, it’s safe to say that we don’t really know what to do. How much do you leave in a restaurant? What if they already have a service charge that you don’t know about? Do you tip your taxi driver? What about a food truck?

There’s no set rules so we normally just wing it and hope for the best, but it turns out we’re all pretty crap at tipping.

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A survey carried out by found that most adults aged 18-37 are the worst for tipping – but it’s not because we’re stingey, it’s simply because we make less money than older generations.

Out of the 1,000 adults surveyed, 10 percent aged between 18-37 said they don’t leave a tip at all. One in six choose to tip a pretty low amount, and one in five choose to leave absolutely nothing. And at restaurants, nearly a third of that age group leave less than a 15 percent tip.

The survey also revealed that of those who do leave a tip, women are more generous usually leaving 20 percent while men only leave 16 percent.