There is a difference of opinion among expats about whether tipping is appropriate. An expat who has lived in Ecuador for many years believes that the agreed upon taxi fare is enough and that tipping is not appropriate. Others, however, believe that you should always tip for good or extra service. Some, who tipped more than was considered appropriate by other expats, faced open hostility among those expats who believed that it was causing prices to go up. Some also thought that tipping by Gringos was changing the culture in a negative way. There is a wide range of opinions on this issue.