What is the tipping etiquette in Stockholm?

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Klas Ekman
  • Klas Ekman

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  • Stockholm, Sweden, Europe

Swedes are always confused about tipping, both abroad and at home. No single Swede have ever visited the US without sweating over how much they should give the cab driver for the trip between the airport and the hotel. The reason is quite simple. For a long time it wasn’t that common here, as everyone serving you was supposed to have an acceptable salary.
But that’s history, of course.
Lately there seems to be a sort of agreement that between ten and fifteen percent is okay. However most Swedes only tip at restaurants, in bars and after extremely nice cab rides.

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