Want to know what areas in NYC are Scrooges this Christmas? Visual.ly analyzed more than 3.5M orders on Seamless.com and looked at three things: 1) cuisine ordered 2) tip size 3) neighborhood.
From this, they were able to determine popularity of cuisines and average tip percentages by region of NYC (data includes Manhattan districts plus Brooklyn and Queens).
For example, below is popularity of Chinese food. It’s most popular (on a relative basis) in UWS, Midtown West and Murray Hill — where it makes up 7% of all orders.
But it’s in Queens where people are most generous with Chinese food (again, on a relative basis). The average tip on Chinese food there is 16.28% of the bill compared 11.56% for all cuisines in that borough.
You can dissect this data in a number of fun ways; the Visual.ly team did a great job making this user-friendly). You can also, I’m sure, poke some holes in the findings and talk about variables unaccounted for, etc.
Wall Street, it turns out, has the worst tippers in Manhattan, averaging just 12.31 percent per meal. Their neighbors in the West Village pay the most – an average of 14.24 percent.