Enter the total buffet bill amount and the tip rate into the calculator to determine the total tip amount. This calculator can also evaluate any of the variables given the others are known.

Buffet Tip Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the tip at a buffet.

T = B * r


  • T is the total tip amount ($) B is the total buffet bill amount ($) r is the tip rate (decimal)

To calculate the tip at a buffet, multiply the total buffet bill amount by the tip rate. The result is the total tip amount.

What is a Buffet Tip?

A Buffet Tip is a piece of advice or suggestion given to enhance one’s experience when dining at a buffet. This could range from strategies on how to sample a wide variety of dishes, to tips on how to pace oneself to avoid overeating. Buffet tips could also include advice on how to get the best value for money, such as focusing on high-value items or visiting during certain times for discounts.

How to Calculate Buffet Tip?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Buffet Tip using the formula T = B * r.

  1. First, determine the total buffet bill amount ($). 
  2. Next, determine the tip rate (decimal). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = T = B * r.
  4. Finally, calculate the Buffet Tip.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with a calculator.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

total buffet bill amount ($) = 100

tip rate (decimal) = 0.15