Taxi Rates

by Ironwood @, Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 17:27 (318 days ago) @ mexicoman

Love that holier than thou club that look down their nose at anyone who tips less than 20%. 10% is customary. You do you. I'll do me. This isn't Canada or the US

Since you are so concerned that Zihuatanejo is "not Mexico or the US," , my understaanding is that the "customary" amount is "0." Local folks only tip when an extra service is provided, for example helping with luggage, bags, etc.


You sir are absolutely right. I have lived in 4 cities in Mexico over the last 8 years and the rate is the rate. Helping with groceries, luggage, etc., is where a tip becomes involved.

However 300 pesos a day for the car plus gas; it takes a lot of 35 peso rides to make any money. Many of them drive from 7 am to midnight.

So which is it? First you crap on anyone worried about 15 pesos, then you agree that "the rate is the rate" , and a tip warranted only when some extra services have been provided.
I, for one, am sick of other people telling me what and what not to do with my money. You want to tip 10%, 15%, 20% or 30%, go ahead, if it makes you feel righteous. I'm not interested.


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