Tipping in Taiwan isn’t customary, however as more and more people visit the tipping culture has increased. The east coast of Taiwan has some of the most amazing landscapes and really is a place to see. If you are into hiking then areas around Hualien offer some amazing views. Be prepared on your trip in Taiwan and use our tipping guide below to figure out when you should tip and when you shouldn’t.
Taxis: Not required and could be considered insulting to some.
Hotels: In very high end western hotels you may be expected to tip. This would be a few dollars a for the bell hop if they were to help you with your bags. Otherwise tipping is not required.
Restaurants: In high end western restaurants you may be expected to tip. This should be about 10-15% of the total bill. You should check to see if you are paying for a service charge though. In normal restaurants tipping is not required or necessary, though some change goes a long way.
Bars: Similar to restaurants, you should only expect to tip in high end bars. This should be about 10% of the bill, service may already be included though so please check.
Other: The only time you should expect to tip is when you are in high end restaurants or bars that are catered to westerners. Otherwise tipping isn’t expected and not customary in Taiwan.