Most locals do not carry large amounts of cash for everyday use, relying instead on credit cards, ATMs and debit cards. Smaller businesses may refuse to accept bills larger than $20. Prices quoted in this book are in US dollars and exclude taxes, unless otherwise noted.
Tipping is not optional; only withhold tips in cases of outrageously bad service.
Airport & hotel porters $2 per bag, minimum per cart $5
Bartenders 10% to 15% per round, minimum per drink $1
Hotel maids $2 to $4 per night, left under the card provided
Restaurant servers 15% to 20%, unless a gratuity is already charged on the bill
Taxi drivers 10% to 15%, rounded up to the next dollar
Valet parking attendants At least $2 when handed back the keys