Is Bishkek Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.44 in USD (1.5-liter)

User Submitted Ratings for Bishkek Tap Water

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 36% Low
  • Water Pollution 48% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 64% High
  • Water Quality 53% Moderate

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Bishkek, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

Can You Drink Tap Water in Bishkek?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

According to WHO data, 87% of Kyrgyzstan cities/towns and rural areas have access to improved water sources, that are available when needed.


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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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