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Tip Calculator to Calculate Gratuity and Split the Check Fairly Among Singles, Couples, and Families

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Tip Calculator

This gratuity calculator will not only calculate the tip and split the total among the parties paying separately, but it also includes an interactive feature for splitting the check and tip based on the relative size of each party. You can also round the check, tip, or total up or down as you see fit. The $ecret tab includes The hidden opportunity costs of dining out.

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Selected Data Record:

A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".

DataData recordData recordSelected data record: None
Check total:Check total:Total check:Total check including tax:


Enter the total dollar amount of the check including sales tax.

Tip percentage:

Tip Percentage:

Tap on a percentage you would like to add as a tip. Press "Other" if you would like to enter a custom percentage.

Tip:Tip amount:Total tip amount:Calculated total tip amount:

Tip amount:

This is the total tip based on the entered check total and tip percentage. Note that this field will automatically recalculate as you enter or change the check total and tip percentage.

Total w/tip:Total with tip:Total check with tip:Total check including tip:

Total amount:

This is the combined total of the check amount and the tip amount. Note that this field will automatically recalculate as you enter or change the check total and tip percentage.

Split:Split ways:Number of parties:Number of parties paying separately:


Select the number of parties paying separately. This will generate an interactive chart beneath the calculator showing the check, tip, and total share for each party. The chart will also include a field where you can specify how many individuals are in each party. The tip calculator will recalculate each party's share based on the size of their party relative to all other parties.

If you would like to save the current entries to the secure database, tap or click on the Data tab, select "New Data Record", give the data record a name, then tap or click the Save button. To save changes to previously saved entries, simply tap the Save button. Please select and "Clear" any data records you no longer need.

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Help and Tools

Help and Tools:

This section, which you can Unstick or Hide in the Calculator Preferences (just above the top of the calculator), contains the following tabs (content too long to fit within bordered frame can be scrolled up and down):

About: Click this tab for an introduction to the calculator.

Instructions: Click this tab for step-by-step instructions for using the calculator.

Terms: Click this tab for a list of the descriptions that are located within each popup help button (info icons).

PCalc: Click this tab for a handy "pocket" calculator you can use when you need to calculate an entry needed for the calculator.

Data: Click this tab to save a set of entries or a note in between visits. Entries and notes will be stored to your web browser's local storage (if supported by your browser of choice), meaning they can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save entries and notes between devices you can do so by subscribing to the Ad-Free Member Version.



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Adjust Calculator Width:

Move the slider to left and right to adjust the calculator width. Note that the Help and Tools panel will be hidden when the calculator is too wide to fit both on the screen. Moving the slider to the left will bring the instructions and tools panel back into view.

Also note that some calculators will reformat to accommodate the screen size as you make the calculator wider or narrower. If the calculator is narrow, columns of entry rows will be converted to a vertical entry form, whereas a wider calculator will display columns of entry rows, and the entry fields will be smaller in size ... since they will not need to be "thumb friendly".

Show/Hide Popup Keypads:

Select Show or Hide to show or hide the popup keypad icons located next to numeric entry fields. These are generally only needed for mobile devices that don't have decimal points in their numeric keypads. So if you are on a desktop, you may find the calculator to be more user-friendly and less cluttered without them.

Stick/Unstick Tools:

Select Stick or Unstick to stick or unstick the help and tools panel. Selecting "Stick" will keep the panel in view while scrolling the calculator vertically. If you find that annoying, select "Unstick" to keep the panel in a stationary position.

If the tools panel becomes "Unstuck" on its own, try clicking "Unstick" and then "Stick" to re-stick the panel.