NEWPORT BEACH, CA – May 04: A waitress talks with customers at OEB Breakfast Co. in Newport Beach, CA on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. This is the second OEB in the U.S. after one in Scottsdale, Arizona. The menu is by classically trained chef and OEB founder Mauro Martina. (Photo by Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images)

Americans are tipping less than they used to before the pandemic, according to a new survey from It found that the amount of Americans who say they “always tip” fell in 2022 compared to 2019 for sit-down restaurants, food delivery people, taxi and rideshare drivers, hotel housekeepers and coffee shop baristas. Only for hairstylists and barbers did more Americans say they tip now than did in 2019. senior industry analyst Ted Rossman cited a combination of inflation limiting what customers can buy and short-staffed businesses having a harder time providing the best service as being behind the change.