How to Tip Around the World

South Pacific

Not really expected.

Australia – Tipping is not expected or required.

New Zealand – Not expected, but in finer establishments it’s becoming more common.

Papua New Guinea – Has no tipping culture, and it isn’t expected or required. You can still tip your wait staff, but give it to them directly. They’ll appreciate it.

Samoa: Don’t tip either.

Tahiti – No tip expected here.

Tonga – Guess what… no tip expected here, either. But beautiful islands!:

Kingdom of Tonga. Source: Velez

So next time the table you’re waiting on speaks with an accent… Don’t judge them.


For a more printable version of a global tipping guide, go here. Or just take a look at this straightforward map:


As always, thank you to these hospitable pages:

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