Tap water safety in Havana (Cuba ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ)

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

Numbeo

According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 58 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "Moderate"

Scientific reports

We are working on providing you with scientific reports about the water quality in Havana, if you know a reliable source for that feel free to shoot us a message in the chat below!

Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 686$ per year in Havana 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.

Tap water safety in all of Cuba

Lonely Planet

Tap water in Cuba is not reliably safe to drink and outbreaks of cholera have been recorded in the past few years. Bottled water called Ciego Montero rarely costs more than CUC$1, but is sometimes not available in small towns. Stock up in the cities when going on long bus or car journeys.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

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