Tap water safety in Cape Verde ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ป

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

Lonely Planet

Tap water is best avoided in Cabo Verde as it can be contaminated. Bottled water is widely available, but to avoid the waste of plastic bottles, consider using available water sources, which are then filtered or chemically treated (ie with iodine tablets).

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

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


According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 0.0 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "Very low"

Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 496$ per year in Cape Verde 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.

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