tipping in Pakistan

Pakistan is Southern Asia’s best kept secret and was unknown to western travelers in the past. Tourism in Pakistan has taken a growing curve in recent years. The country is attracting more visitors from across the globe; especially those that wish to relax and explore the uniqueness of this cultural land. Let’s learn about tipping in Pakistan is it similar to other countries in Southern Asia?

should you tip your taxi driver?

In Pakistan Tip 0-30 Rupees to your taxi driver

Usually taxi drivers don’t expect any tip. A few rupees, 20-30 rupees as tip if the driver was helpful and friendly, would be highly appreciated.

tipping in hotels in Pakistan

In Pakistan Tip 30-40 Rupees at a Hotel

Usually a government room tax of up to 17.5% is added in the bill in big hotels. It is unsure whether the individual staff will receive their share of tip but you could tip the bellboys, porters and maids about 30-40 rupees for their services.

tip etiquette at restaurants in Pakistan

in Pakistan Tip 30-50 Rupees to your waiter

Most high-end hotels and restaurants add a 10% service charge to the bill. Other tipping is discretionary. A few rupees about 30-50 rupees at local or medium end restaurants would be greatly appreciated. If you want to make sure the staffs receives the tip, it is best to give it to the staff directly or leave small changes on the table.

tips at spas in Pakistan

In Pakistan Tip 30-50 Rupees at a Spa

There is no custom to tip spa staffs, but keeping in mind the wages are quiet low. Therefore, if the service was satisfactory, 30-50 rupees is genuinely appreciated. The spa staff should be tipped directly.

should you tip your hairdresser

In Pakistan Don't Tip your hairdresser

Hair salons are easy to find spotted on almost every street. You can always tip a few rupees about 20-50 rupee is a great tip. Nobody will mind if you don't tip as it is not customary to, but they'll be pleased if you do so.

should you tip your tour guide?

On a tour Tip 30-300 Rupees to your tour guide

In Pakistan, you should tip your tour guide between 200 to 300 rupees (per day) depending on how happy you were. If it is a group tour, 30 to 50 rupees is a reasonable tip. Also tip a few rupees to your driver would be valued.