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Tipping in mexico


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Feb 10, 2007
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Twin Falls, Eye-Duh-Hoe
Is it better to tip in US dollars or pesos?
Always pesos. The recipient doesn't have to pay a 'cambio' to exchange it into something they can use.

Of course, if the alternate is USD or not tipping, they'll be happy to take the dollars.


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Feb 28, 2014
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MI Washington
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Sheraton Vistana, Waikoloa Bay Club, Hyatt Pinon Pt
A concierge where we are staying in PV, said the Costco, and one or two other places gives locals the same exchange as bank rate, w/o fee, so they use their USD at those places. Our resort is giving about 1.5 pesos less than bank, which calculates to about 7.5% fee.