Tap water safety in Kyrgyzstan ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ

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

World Health Organization (WHO)

According to the WHO, tap water is safe for consumption for 83% of the country.

There is a divide between rural and urban areas, tap water is safe to drink in 96% of urban areas, while it's only safe to drink in 76% of rural areas.

Lonely Planet

Tap water is safe to drink across Kyrgyzstan, though for taste many travellers prefer bottled water in smaller towns and villages.

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 65.13 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "High"

Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 350$ per year in Kyrgyzstan 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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Like in most countries, water quality and accessibility differs from location to location, therefore it's the best to check the information available on that place.

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