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Tipping in Belize?

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Tipping in Belize?

I am seeing conflicting advice. Is tipping normal in Belize or not expected? Curious on this for drinks and meals but also for day tour operators and such. If it is typical what rate would that be? Thanks for any help.

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1. Re: Tipping in Belize?

Absolutely, at least 10%, increase according to service.

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2. Re: Tipping in Belize?

I tip the same as I do in the US. Usually 20% at restaurants. 10-20% for tour operators.

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3. Re: Tipping in Belize?

Do you tip private shuttle drivers?

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4. Re: Tipping in Belize?

Yup

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5. Re: Tipping in Belize?

Great thank you

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6. Re: Tipping in Belize?

We tipped almost everyone...standard is at least 10% for tours and i think that's worldwide. 20% at restaurants, unless service is really bad.

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7. Re: Tipping in Belize?

Anyone who thinks US tipping practices are world wide is living in a dream world. In most countries is it is expected that employers, rather than customers, compensate their employees. That certainly makes more sense to this global citizen.

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8. Re: Tipping in Belize?

Good global citizens understand each country is different and Belizean service providers do depend on gratuities. The services are priced accordingly.

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9. Re: Tipping in Belize?

Everywhere I've been, 10% was a standard for tours, if you wanted to tip. I've seen many people not tip, but if you're asking, it is probably because you want to.

As far as restaurants go, it varies much more, like in Europe where it is included in the price, but even then, you won't see them turning down a tip if you want to give it.

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10. Re: Tipping in Belize?

Never underestimate the value of tipping and how much some people rely on it from their jobs to pay their bills and put food on the table. The current minimum wage in Belize is only $3.30 BZD ($1.65 USD) per hour.

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