Vancouver and Calgary: The Worst Tipping Cities in Canada


Square Canada recently released a study detailing the best and worst cities in the country when it comes to tipping. Data was taken from the company’s five biggest markets and over 52,000 merchants using the company’s mobile payments system.

Here’s the data released from their study:

1. Ottawans tip 76.7 per cent of the time with an average tip of 15.6 per cent.
2 and 3: Montreal and Toronto, who tip an average of 14.4 and 14.5 per cent on their bills, respectively.
4. Calgary comes in fourth place, tipping an average of 13.3 per cent, but only 59.4 per cent of Calgarians left a tip when they had the opportunity.
5. Vancouver came in with an average tipping amount of 13.4 per cent with 62 per cent of transactions being tipped.

Square also mentioned Montreallers tip more often than Torontonians at 70.4 per cent vs. 65.5 per cent. They also mentioned 45 to 50 percent of Square transactions involve a tip.

How often do you tip and how much? Where are you located?

Square branched outside the U.S. And entered Canada during the fall of 2012. The mobile payments company is backed by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey.

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