Tips in Egypt are not mandatory; they are just a sign of recognition for a job well done. However, it is an important and widely accepted part of Egyptian culture to give a tip, even for minor services. Tipping is not customary for tourists only, but also a daily event for Egyptians. Take in consideration that tips are a necessary and indispensable complement to the low-income of the population. Tipping is sometimes difficult to understand – the relationship between the tip and the salary may on occasion seem disproportionate. It is difficult to give solid guidelines for tips; it all depends on the services provided, how long the excursion lasts and / or the travelled distance, group size, etc.