Tap water safety in Baku (Azerbaijan ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ)

๐Ÿ‘Ž In general, the water in Baku is not safe to drink.

Numbeo

According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 36 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "Low"

Scientific reports

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Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 343$ per year in Baku by drinking tap water instead of buying bottled water.

๐Ÿณ Drinking tap water would also help with reducing your plastic footprint and improve environmental pollution.

Warning

Even though drinking water might be considered safe, if you plan to travel to Baku, consider talking to your local contact to verify that. Old pipes could be leaking toxic material or water in that specific country could contain heavy metals or bacteria.

Tap water safety in all of Azerbaijan

World Health Organization (WHO)

According to the WHO, tap water is safe for consumption for 88% of the country.

Lonely Planet

In most bigger Azerbaijani cities, drinking tap water is not recommended without boiling it first. Bottled water is widely available. In rural areas, water drawn from springs is generally excellent and many city folk carry empty bottles when driving country lanes to fill up at a roadside 'bulaq' (spring).

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

According to the CDC tap water is generally not safe for consumption.

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