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5/5 stars – In all the main cities and popular spots, ATMs will be as easy to find as Starbucks. Still, it wouldn’t hurt to have a few Abraham Lincolns on you for quick-tipping cash.
- Taxi drivers: 10-15% of the fare
- Restaurant waiters: 15-20% of the bill (25% is polite if dining with a group of more than 4 people)
- Bartenders: US$1-$2 per drink
- Hotel staff: A dollar or 2 for porters, about US$5 for room cleaners, 10-15% of the bill for room service, up to US$5 for valets, and various amounts for the concierge based on how much effort they have gone to in assisting you.
4.5/5 stars – With a smartly planned route, travelling in the US of A is safe and stress-free. There’s no harm in storing your money in a few different places though.
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A general guide for your daily goods. Keep in mind prices may vary across the states.