According to government data, Mexico’s population in 2021 is 126 million. In Guadalajara, there are 5,255,296 people claiming to be residents of the city.
Based on the Mexican government releases:
Hotel housekeeper earns 6,000 - 9,000 pesos per month plus tips.
Hotel front desk staff earns 11,000 pesos a month plus any commission from the sale of tours.
Waiters at a “nice” restaurant earn 900 pesos a day mostly from tips.
J.J. and I would like to help those who we come in contact during our stay including the aforementioned group of individuals. Every Friday, we give a substantial tip to the housekeeping staff. We also tip the restaurant waiter and waitress generously. Taxi drivers are eager to drive for us since there is an unspoken promise of a tip from visitors. Supermarket baggers too are very helpful and ready to bag our purchases with cheerful greetings.
These are a small way to show our thanks and gratitude for making our stay in Guadalajara a little more pleasant and joyful.
Aloha -- Cathi