How to get the most value for your tips

Tipping for services rendered while traveling is common in the US, but not so much in Japan and Brazil, among others. But if you’re traveling to distant lands — or even another U.S. state — this summer, it’s helpful to know some road rules when it comes to tipping.

Start with these tips to manage your tipping needs when you travel this summer.

Know the correct tilt ranges. The average tip for a sit-down meal in the US is still between 15% and 20%. For taxis and Uber UBER) – Get the Uber Technologies, Inc. report rides, gratuities vary depending on mileage and total cost. A study by The National Bureau of Economic Research shows that the average tip for an Uber ride is $3.

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