Tipping in Russia has done a complete 180 over the years. You might not see Russians tip but as a tourist or visitor you are expected to tip. You should be prepared to tip when visiting Russia so use our guide below to learn when to tip and how much!
Taxis: You will likely negotiate the price before your ride. If you don’t then you should round up the fare.
Hotels: You should tip the bellboy about 60 Rubbles per bag. You should also tip the hotel maid about 90 Rubbles per night. This should be left in the ashtray by the bed.
Restaurants: You will be expected to tip 10-15% in cash. If you don’t have a waiter then you don’t have to tip.
Bars: If there is no waiter you won’t be expected to tip. If you do get table service then 10-15% is appropriate.
Other: If you do a tour then you should tip the guide and driver. You should do about 300 Rubbles to the guide and about 200 to the driver.
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