April 2, 2014 7:13 pm

Vancouverites are not very big tippers according to new study

A new study suggests Vancouverites are not the last of the big spenders when it comes to tipping.

In a recent survey by a credit card reader company, called Square, it found Vancouver residents are among the cheapest of five major Canadian cities.

The biggest tippers are in Ottawa, then Montreal, then Toronto, then Vancouver, where 38 per cent of restaurant goers don’t even tip at all.

Of the 62 per cent who do, they average 13.4 per cent for a tip, when today’s accepted standard is 15 to 20 per cent – if the service is really good.

“I think what we should do is tip 15 to 20 per cent and then draw a line,” says Ian Tostenson, BC Restaurant Association president, CEO. “If you’re not getting good service in a restaurant you shouldn’t tip. That’s the only way the business owner’s going to get a good guide and reflection as to what he’s doing, what he or she is doing in their business.”

© Shaw Media, 2014

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