Tipping in Cambodia

Tipping in Cambodia


When traveling, tipping etiquette can be a real mystery, but stress not. In Cambodia, there is no fixed amount; tipping is all up to the individual. No one will frown even if you don’t leave anything on the tray.

Tipping has never been part of Cambodia culture. Like most Asian countries, they get paid for their service by their employer, not by the customer.

However, although it is not necessary to tip, a dollar or two is the norm and this applies to any form of service rendered across the board.  The receiver, the service provider, is usually very appreciative and you can tell the gratitude for your gratitude from the sweet smile on the face.

Use our tipping guide below and only tip if the service is good, as you don’t want to encourage bad service.

Airport – Porter/Skycap:  US$1 per bag.
Bartender:  round up the bill or add US$1 per round.
Hair Salon:  not expected but 5-10% is appreciated.
Hotel – Housekeeping or Room Attendant:  US$1-2 per night; left on the pillow.
Hotel – Porter/Bellhop:  US$1 per bag.
Massage:  optional, 10%.
Museum Guide:  small donation (US$1) at end of tour.
Restaurant (General):  10% for good service, 5% for average.
Spa:  fancy spas and ones in hotels usually include a service charge; if not included, 15%.
Taxi:  round up the fare or add US$1, a little more if they were extra helpful.
Tour – Guide, Driver:  US$1-2 per day for the driver and US$2-4 per day per traveler for the guide.  You might also buy them lunch or a snack.


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