Is Abidjan Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update9:20 am, November 17, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.77 in USD (1.5-liter)

Can You Drink Tap Water in Abidjan?

No, tap water is not drinkable.

There was no general information available in WHO data about safely managed drinking water in Côte d’Ivoire. You may check the rate of travelers and residents of Abidjan water quality.

What Do People In Côte d’Ivoire Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Côte d’Ivoire have rated the water quality and pollution as follows, according to subjective survey data. A score of 100% is considered very high, and a score of 0% is very low. Please be cautious that "moderate to very high" water pollution is bad and the higher the rate of water quality the better.

Tap water ratings

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 64% High
  • Water Pollution 79% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 36% Low
  • Water Quality 21% Low


Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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