How Old Are You?
Able to get a driver's permit.
Able to get a driver's license.
Able to watch R-rated movies.
Able to smoke, vote and serve in the military.
Able to drink alcohol and rent a car (restrictions or high rentals may apply until 25 years of age).
Able to begin collecting Social Security at 75% of the monthly benefit. Full benefits start at age 66.
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How Much Should You Tip?
Tipping in the U.S. is obligatory for many service industries. If you're unsure if a tip is expected, politely ask. Tips that are based on a percentage of the bill should be calculated before tax. Also, check the bill before tipping. Some establishments will automatically add a tip or gratuity to the bill.
Aesthetician / Barber / Hairstylist / Manicurist / Masseuse
Tip 15-20% when paying the bill.
Tip $1 per drink or 15-20% per round when receiving your drink, at the end of a round or when paying the bill.
Tip $1 per coat when picking up your coat.
Not obligated when asking for directions. Tip $5 for reservations or tickets and $15 for tickets that are difficult to obtain.
Home Delivery (Pizza, etc.)
Tip 15% to 20% of the bill, more if the delivery is difficult.
Not obligated for opening doors. Tip $1 per bag for help with luggage and $1 per person for hailing a taxi.
Tip $2 - $5 per night at the end of your stay. Leave the tip in the provided card (usually on the desk).
Restaurant Server (Seated)
Tip 15% to 20% when paying the bill.
Restaurant Server (Self-Serve / Buffet)
Tip 10% when paying the bill.
Tip $0.50 to $3 when leaving.
Skycaps / Bellhops
Tip $2 per bag or $5 minimum per cart when arriving at your destination.
Tip 15% of the cost of the bottle when leaving.
Tip 10% to 15% of the fare when arriving at your destination. Add $1 to $5 for assistance with luggage.
Tip Jars (Starbucks / Sandwich Shops)
Not obligated. Tip for great service, complicated orders or occasionally if you're a regular.
Valet Parking Attendant
Tip $2-5 when receiving your car keys.