# Tip Calculator

Use this free tip calculator to determine the tip and total bill amount. It also creates a custom tip table.

Using the tip calculator is fairly simple.

• First, select the currency from the drop-down list.
• Next, enter the total amount of the bill.
• Next, enter the tip percentage.
• Finally, select the number of people to split the bill between, and then click the "Calculate" button.
• Take a look at the results of your calculation below.
Tip Calculator

You may set the number of decimal places in the online calculator. By default there are only two decimal places.

Create a Custom Tip Table

### The Tip Calculator Uses the Following Formulae:

• Total Tip = Bill Amount × (Tip Percentage / 100)
• Total Amount = Bill Amount + Tip Amount
• Tip Per Person = Total Tip / Number of People
• Total Per Person = Total Amount / Number of People

## How to Calculate a Tip Without a Calculator

If you're presented with a bill in a restaurant but don't have your mobile phone or a calculator to hand, there's a quick and easy way to calculate the tip:

First, remove all the pennies from the total bill. So, for example, if the charge is \$42.65, round it down to \$42.60.

Next, you need to calculate 10 percent of this amount. This is easy. Simply move the decimal point to the left by one place. As such, 10 percent of \$42.60 is \$4.26. To make life easier, depending on how generous you're feeling, you can then round this figure up or down, to \$4.20 or \$4.30 respectively.

From there, you can easily calculate both 20 percent and 15 percent of the bill.

To determine 20 percent, simply double the 10 percent: \$4.30 × 2 = \$8.60 or \$4.20 × 2 = \$8.40.

To determine 15 percent, find the 10 percent, round it up or down, and then halve the figure and add it back to the 10 percent. So, for example:

Ten percent of \$42.60 is \$4.26 rounded to \$4.20. Half of \$4.20 (i.e., 5 percent) is \$2.10. As such, 15 percent of \$42.60 is roughly \$4.20 + \$2.10 = \$6.30.

## Reference:

Services U.K. U.S. EU
Restaurant 10–15% 15–20% 5–10%
Bellman £0.5–1/bag \$1–2/bag €1/bag
Maids £0.5–1 \$1–2 €1
Taxi 10–15% 15–20% 5–10%
Buffet No tipping No tipping No tipping

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