It may seem strange that almost everyone in Mexico expects, or hopes for, a tip (propina) to do their job. There are a few good reasons for this. First, some people don't receive salaries for the job that they do, being dependent on the tips they make. Second, since minimum wage is very low and some salaries are barely above minimum, tips may be the only way that some can survive.
The amount you tip is at your discretion and should be based on the quality of service you received. That said, there are some standards for tipping. To give you an idea of how much is usually tipped, and which service providers will expect a tip from you, here is a rundown of who and how much to tip in Mexico. Ask your friends, neighbors and your maid to help you find out how much to tip the individuals below.