Tip calculator is a free online tool provided by 365 Calcs.

## How to Use the Tip Calculator

**1. Enter the Number of People:** In the ‘Number of People’ field, input the total number of people sharing the bill.

**2. Input the Bill Amount:** Enter the total bill amount (before tax) in the ‘Bill Amount’ field.

**3. Input Sales Tax:** If you know the percentage of the sales tax, select ‘pct (%)’ and enter the percentage rate. If you have the flat dollar amount of the sales tax, select ‘flat ($)’ and enter the amount.

**4. Choose the Tip Amount:** For a percentage tip, select ‘pct (%)’ and enter the percentage you wish to tip. For a flat dollar tip, select ‘flat ($)’ and enter the amount you wish to give.

**5. Exclude Tax from Tip (Optional):** If you prefer to exclude the tax from the tip calculation, check the ‘Exclude tax from tip’ box.

**6. Round Up Payment (Optional):** If you want to round up the total payment to the nearest dollar, check the ‘Round up payment’ box.

**7. Review Automatic Calculations:**

- The calculator will automatically update the ‘Grand Total’ which includes the bill, tax, and tip.
- ‘Total Bill’ will show the bill plus sales tax.
- ‘Subtotal’ will display the bill amount without tax and tip.
- ‘Sales Tax’ will calculate and show the amount of sales tax.
- ‘Total Tip’ will show the total amount of tip based on your entered percentage or flat amount.
- ‘Per Person’ will show how much each person needs to contribute to the total, including their share of the tip.

**8. Quick Tip Percentages:** For convenience, there are quick tip percentage options at the bottom. You can enter a bill amount and then simply click one of the percentages (15%, 20%, 25%, 30%) to see what the total tip would be and what each person would pay if the bill is split evenly.

Remember to double-check the calculated amounts for accuracy before finalizing the payment, as tipping customs can vary by country and service. Enjoy your meal!

## Frequently Asked Questions

### How do I calculate my tip?

Calculating your tip is pretty straightforward. Here’s a simple step-by-step guide to do it:

**Decide on the Percentage**: First, decide on the percentage of the total bill you want to leave as a tip. Common percentages are 15%, 20%, or more, depending on the quality of service.**Find the Total Bill Amount**: Look at your bill to find the total amount before tax if possible, as it’s customary in some places to tip based on the pre-tax amount. However, many people tip on the total amount for simplicity.**Calculate the Tip**: Multiply the total bill amount by the tip percentage you’ve chosen.- To do this, you can convert the percentage into a decimal by dividing it by 100. For example, 20% becomes 0.20.
- Multiply this decimal by your bill amount to find the tip amount.

**Add the Tip to Your Bill**: Add the calculated tip amount to your original bill amount to get the total amount you should pay.

**Example**: If your dinner cost $200 and you want to tip 20%, you would calculate your tip like this:

- Convert 20% to a decimal: (20\% = 0.20)
- Multiply by the bill amount: (0.20 \times 200 = \$40)
- Add the tip to the original bill: (200 + 40 = \$240)

So, a 20% tip on a $200 dinner would be $40, making your total payment $240.

If you’re looking for a quicker way or don’t want to do the math in your head, there are plenty of tip calculator apps available, or you can use a simple calculator.

### Is 15% a good tip?

**Absolutely, 15% is generally considered a good starting point for tipping**, especially in the United States where tipping is a customary way to show appreciation for service. It’s a standard rate for satisfactory service at restaurants, bars, and similar service industries. Of course, if you receive exceptional service, you might consider tipping 20% or more to reflect your gratitude. The tipping culture can vary significantly around the world, but in places where tipping is expected, 15% is a solid, respectful amount to start with.

### What is a good tip for $200 dinner?

For a $200 dinner, a good tip would depend on the level of service you received.** If the service was satisfactory and met your expectations, a 15% tip, which would be $30**, is a respectful way to show your appreciation. However, if the service went above and beyond, you might consider tipping 20% or more, which would be $40 or higher. It’s all about reflecting the value you feel you received from the experience. Remember, tipping is not just about the percentage; it’s a gesture of thanks for the effort and care put into your dining experience.

## When should you not tip?

Tipping is a practice that can vary greatly by culture, country, and by the specific situation. Here are some general scenarios where you might choose not to tip:

**Service Charge Included**: In many countries, a service charge is included in the bill, particularly in Europe and Asia. This charge is essentially a built-in tip, and no additional tip is expected.**Poor Service**: If the service is exceptionally poor and it’s clear that the server is responsible (not due to things outside their control like kitchen delays), some people might opt not to leave a tip. However, consider speaking to a manager first, as there could be factors you’re unaware of.**Self-Service or Counter Service**: Places where you order and pick up your food at a counter typically do not require a tip. However, some people still choose to leave small change or a nominal tip if there’s a tip jar.**Some Cafes and Fast Food Restaurants**: Generally, tipping isn’t expected at fast food restaurants or casual cafes where you order at the counter.**Non-Tipping Cultures**: In some countries like Japan and South Korea, tipping is not part of the culture and can even be considered rude.**Pre-Paid Services**: If you’ve prepaid for a service that includes gratuity or a service fee, additional tipping is not necessary.**Professional Services**: Generally, you don’t tip professionals such as doctors, dentists, or lawyers.

It’s important to note that the expectations around tipping can vary, and the above guidelines might not apply in every situation or locale. When in doubt, it’s always okay to ask locally about the tipping practices or observe what others are doing in the same setting.