At times, like when dining out, it might be difficult to calculate and add the tip to your bill in a hurry. When you want to add on a specific percentage tip to your check, use our convenient digital tip calculator to simplify the task.
Using the Widget
To use this widget to calculate your tip and the total amount to pay:
- In the first field, enter the amount of your check.
- In the second field, enter the percentage you want to tip:
- Note that the box is pre-filled with 15%.
- You can swipe your cursor over the 15% to type in a different percentage.
- Uncheck the box if you don't want to round up your total to the next whole dollar amount.
- Finish by clicking the "Calculate" button.
- The widget displays your tip amount and the total amount to be paid in the next fields.
To start a new calculation, click on the "Clear All Fields" button.
Performing the Calculation Manually
You might be in a situation where you want or need to do the calculation yourself without using the widget. To do this:
- To calculate the tip amount, first divide the tip percentage by 100%.
- Multiply that result by your bill total to get your tip amount.
- Add the tip amount to your original bill total to get the total amount to pay.
For example, if your restaurant bill is $120 and you want to add a 20% tip:
- (20%/100%) = 0.2
- 0.2 × $120 = $24 (your tip amount)
- $24 + $120 = $144 (the total amount to pay)
Standard Tipping Etiquette
In the United States, standard tipping etiquette can vary with the circumstance and the state, according to CNN. However, in general, a tip of 15% to 20% is customary and is expected by workers in certain places. This tipping percentage is also a good guide for situations where tipping is not expected but you want to do it any way.
Customary Tipping Situations
Keep in mind that in places such as restaurants, staff rely on tips to supplement their wages. Situations where you might add a 15% to 20% tip to your bill include the following:
- Table-service restaurants
- Food delivery to your house
- Barbers, beauty salons and spas
- Car valets
- Taxi drivers
In restaurants, some diners will tip a higher percentage, such as 25%, or a lower percentage, like 10%, based on the type of wait staff and the perception of the quality of the food and service.
When you travel internationally, you may find that tipping customs and percentages vary from country to country. Consult travel guides like TripAdvisor and Condé Nast Traveler for further tipping advice for the U.S. and for destinations around the world.
Convenient in Any Situation
Tipping is customary in many countries for various types of services. No matter the situation or the country you are in, our widget makes it easy to calculate a percentage tip and the total amount you need to pay.