Tap water safety in Myanmar ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

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

Lonely Planet

Never drink tap water. Check bottled water seals are intact at purchase. Avoid ice. Avoid fresh juices โ€“ they may have been watered down. Boiling water is the most efficient method of purifying. Iodine, the best chemical purifier, should not be used by pregnant women or those who suffer with thyroid problems. Ensure your water filter has a chemical barrier, such as iodine, and a pore size of less than four microns.

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 32.84 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "Low"

Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 380$ per year in Myanmar 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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