Is Djibouti Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Last Update12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.56 in USD (1.5-liter)

User Submitted Ratings for Djibouti Tap Water

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 69% High
  • Water Pollution 45% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 31% Low
  • Water Quality 55% Moderate

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

Can You Drink Tap Water in Djibouti?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

According to WHO data, 76% of Djibouti cities/towns and rural areas have access to improved water sources, that are available when needed.


In spite of the fact that Djibouti, located on the eastern coast of Africa, is part of the Indian Ocean Sea and is a French colony, it has been called "the least polluted of all the African countries". This is because Djibouti has maintained strict environmental laws and regulations. Some of its strictest rules in regards to water. A recent study by a leading institute on water pollution showed that Djibouti is considered the most environmentally-friendly country in the world.

The water supply in Djibouti is treated and purged through reverse osmosis. This purified water is used for drinking purposes only and is not intended for drinking off any tap. It is a municipal supply however, so there is no access to the water sources in the country.

Djibouti''s water comes from three major sources - underground aquifers, rivers and lakes. The majority of the water from these sources is treated and stored. A portion is sold as tap water to local people and oth


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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