Tap water safety in Antananarivo (Madagascar ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌ)

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


According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 23 / 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 898$ per year in Antananarivo 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 Madagascar

Lonely Planet

It is not safe to drink water from taps anywhere in Madagascar โ€“ including the most expensive hotels. Bottled water (Ar1800 to Ar4000) is available throughout the country. If you can get clear water from a tap or well, water-purifying tablets are a good option.

To save on plastic, consider investing in a portable water filter/steriliser such as SteriPen (about US$100) or LifeStraw (about US$30).

Avoid ice in drinks without first asking if itโ€™s been made from filtered water.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

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

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