Tax and Tip

By greenteapanda

July 24, 2007

Category: Food and drink

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Yesterday, I had the opportunity to go to a restaurant for the first time in awhile where I had to pay tip. I have been to other restaurants requiring tip on this trip, but I was not the person paying. In China, the food price represents the price that you pay. Same with Japan. If there is any tax, it is included in the price listed on the menu. In the USA, not only is tax not included, the tip also is not included in the base price.

It feels like 23% tax.

All the more motivation to go to places like Taco Bell, cheap and less tax. Western-style fast food in China tends to be the place to go if one has money. Quite the opposite here…

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