Taxes & Service Charges

Apart from in some cheaper restaurants, where taxes are sometimes included in the prices, your bill will be higher than the prices stated on the menu by 22% (in non-AC restaurants), 28% (in AC restaurants and restaurants that serve alcohol) or 38% (in luxury hotels and top-end restaurants). These extras comprise a 10% service charge and either a 12%, 18% or 28% GST (goods-and-services tax).