tipping in Bangladesh

Whilst it's not customary to tip in Bangladesh it's on the increase in the more touristy areas. Bangladesh attracts many tourist due to it's archaeological sites, historic mosques, monuments, resorts, beaches, picnic spots, forest and wildlife and the staff in these areas will usually be grateful for a gratuity. Tipping in Bangladesh is known as 'baksheesh' aand it's a way to show appreciation.

This tipping guide will explain the tipping etiquette in Bangladesh

should you tip your tour guide?

In Bangladesh, for good service Tip 30-200 Rupee to your tour guide

Tipping tour guides is not a custom, but a kind gesture. For a full day private tour 100-200 rupee is a good gratuity. If it’s a group tour 30-50 rupee is an appropriate tip. You could also tip your driver 50-100 rupees.

tipping in restaurants in Bangladesh

For good service Tip 5%-10% at a restaurant in Bangladesh

Many restaurants have a service charge included in their bills. For those restaurants in which service charge is not inclusive, the customer can opt to leave a gratuity of about 5%-10% of the bill to the staff. The tip can be left on the table or given directly to the staff.


Alcohol is restricted in Bangladesh. You can buy alcohol only in some bar that are approved by the government. You can easily find in big hotels.

tip etiquette at hotels in Bangladesh

in Bangladesh, for good service Tip 20-30 Rupee at a Hotel

Usually tipping isn’t obligatory but it is customary to show appreciation for good service. While tipping housekeepers is not customary in Bangladesh, you can give some change to the housekeeper each day about 20-30 rupee. A hotel bellboy should be tipped about 20-30 rupee as well, keeping in mind that they earn quiet a low wage.

should you tip your taxi driver?

In Bangladesh Round up the fare when taking a taxi

If the taxi is functioning on a meter, you can simply round-up the fare as a tip, or for really good service like carrying your luggage little extra is always appreciated.

tipping practices for spas in Bangladesh

in Bangladesh Don't Tip at a Spa

In Bangladesh, it is not necessary to tip a spa staff. However, a small tip 10-15% of the package price give at the end of the service would be greatly appreciated. Spas are not very popular in Bangladesh. Moreover, most basic spa treatments such as facial and body scrubs could be easily found at local salons.

should you tip your hairdresser

In Bangladesh Don't Tip your hairdresser

It is also not necessary to tip your hairdressers; however, they will appreciate a small tip.