Tap water safety in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ)

๐Ÿ‘ In general, the water may be safe to drink in Bishkek.

Numbeo

According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 64 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "High"

Scientific reports

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Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 350$ per year in Bishkek 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 Kyrgyzstan

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.

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