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Tipping in Prague

Tipping in bars, restaurants, taxis, hairdressers and beauty and massage parlors is customary. When leaving a tip you can give the server the bill’s exact amount and say either to je dobrý or v pořádku (that’s fine). You may also leave the tip on the table.

It is usual in restaurants, pubs, cafés and taxis to round the bill to the next 10 CZK or 20 CZK, depending on your satisfaction and the total amount. For example, if your bill is 82 CZK you might say 90 CZK or 100 CZK. In some restaurants you might see a note on the bill reading ‘service is not included‘. If you wish to use %, generally, a 10% gratuity is given, though it is not necessarily expected and by Czech standards this rate is considered generous. Tipping, however, becomes a problem when you are faced with bad service, which is rather ubiquitous in this city. Sometimes staff can be rude, so tipping becomes more of a judgment call rather than a rule.

According to the statistic, about 76% of Czech population leave tips in Prague’s restaurants.

 

Gratuities Guide

Hotels – NO
Restaurants –
YES 10%
Cafés/bars –
YES 10%
Taxis –
YES 10%
Tour guides –
25 CZK
Porters –
40 CZK
Hairdressers –
YES 10%
Cloakroom attendants –
2 CZK OR 5 CZK
Theatre/cinema usherettes –
NO
Toilets –
2 CZK OR 5 CZK

One comment

  1. Hello,

    I am Czech and I would like to slightly update your list for tipping:

    Hotels – OPTIONAL; ROOM SERVICE – DELIVERY, CLEANING LADIES ETC. (DEFINITELY LEAVE THEM SOME COINS, 30 – 50 CZK, IT´S NICE AND POLITE)
    Restaurants – YES 10%
    Cafés/bars – YES 10%
    Taxis – ONLY ROUND UP THE BILL IF NECESSARY, REGULAR TAXI DRIVER ARE JUST RIPPING PEOPLE OFF HERE, RATHER USE UBER OR LIFTAGO SERVICES.
    Tour guides – FREE TOURS BASED ON TIPPING ONLY, YOU SHOULD LEAVE AROUND 200 CZK / PERSON, PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE 0 – 500 / GROUP DEPENDS ON YOUR SATISFACTION OR SIZE OF THE GROUP.
    Porters – 40 CZK
    Hairdressers – OPTIONAL, USUALLY JUST ROUNDING UP THE BILL
    Cloakroom attendants – THERE IS FIXED PRICE USUALLY, YOU CAN LEAVE THEM SOMETHING EXTRA BUT IT´S NOT EXPECTED.
    Theatre/cinema usherettes – NO
    Toilets – FIXED PRICE OR FREE, YOU DON´T LEAVE ANY TIPS THERE

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