# Shared Bill Calculator

**Sharing Bills**

A nice outing with friends is always a lovely experience. However, once it is time to settle the bill, more often than not, a series of awkward mathematical operations take place at the table, trying to figure out the amount each person has to pay while considering the tip as well.

To prevent this exact situation in the future, you can use our Shared Bill Calculator, which will allow you to quickly calculate the amount each person has to put in, so you can all cover the bill and pay the desired tip as well.

**Using the Shared Bill Calculator**

To use our calculator, you must input the following values:

# | Step | Description |
---|---|---|

1 | Currency | Select the currency from the menu at the top of the calculator. You can choose between USD, Euro, British Pound, Indian Rupee, or Japanese Yen. Alternatively, you can choose the blank option for non-specific currency. |

2 | Price | Enter the total price of the bill, before the tip. |

3 | Percent Tip | Input the desired tip percentage (e.g., 10%, 15%, 20%, etc.). |

4 | Number of People | Specify how many individuals will share the bill. |

5 | Convert | Click on the CONVERT button, to receive your result. |

Your result will appear below the calculator. You will receive the tip amount, the total amount, the tip amount per person, and finally, the most important, how much each person has to pay.

**Sharing Bills Manually**

It is possible to calculate a shared bill manually as well. The process consists of the following steps.

**Convert tip to decimal**

First, decide on the tip you want to leave. Add this percentage to 100%, then divide the sum by 100, in order to get the decimal form of the total including the tip.

*EXAMPLE: *A 20% tip will yield 100+20 = 120%, which converts to 120÷100 = 1.2.

**Multiply the total by the decimal**

Now we multiply our bill’s total by this decimal, to get the new total including the tip.

*EXAMPLE: *A bill was $40, hence with a 20% tip, it is 40×1.2 = $48.

**Divide the new total by the number of people**

Now we take the new total including the tip, and divide it by the number of people that are splitting the bill. This way, we get the amount each has to pay.

*EXAMPLE: *The total, including the tip, was $300, and there were 6 people splitting the bill. This means, that each has to pay 300÷6 = $50.

**Universal formula**

The general formula would be as follows:

BILL~PER~PERSON = [BILL*(TIP~DECIMAL)]÷(NUMBER~OF~PEOPLE)

**Solved problem**

Kate, Joey, Tommy, and Lisa had a bill that totaled $80. They want to leave a 25% tip. How much should each of them pay if they want to split the bill?

We will use the general formula:

BILL~PER~PERSON = [BILL*(TIP~DECIMAL)]÷(NUMBER~OF~PEOPLE)

80*1.25÷4 = 25.

Each person has to pay $25.

**Sharing Bills and Tipping Around the World**

Sharing bills and tipping customs vary significantly around the world, reflecting cultural norms and local practices. In many Western countries like the United States and Canada, tipping is customary and often expected, usually ranging from 15% to 20% when dining. This practice is seen not only as a gesture of appreciation for good service but also as an important part of the income of the server without which they would struggle financially.

Conversely, in countries like Japan, tipping is generally not practiced and can even be considered rude. Instead, exceptional service is expected as part of the standard customer experience. In European countries such as France and Italy, a service charge is often included in the bill, eliminating the need for additional tipping.

Understanding these differences is crucial when traveling internationally or dining with individuals from diverse backgrounds. It not only ensures respectful behavior but also enhances the overall dining or service experience by aligning with local customs and expectations.

As for splitting bills, this is dependent more on specific individuals. In Western countries, it is more usual to split the bill equally or even do separate bills, while in the East, it is often customary for the person who invited you to eat to pay the whole bill.