Is Daegu Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Safe to drink?Yes
The estimated price of bottled water in USD(1.5-liter)$1.7

Can You Drink Tap Water in Daegu?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

According to WHO data, 99% of South Korea cities/towns and rural areas have access to improved water sources, that are available when needed.

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Like the rest of Korea, Daegu is safe at any time of the day. Westerners, especially minorities or men with Korean women, may encounter hostility from drunken men, but this is increasingly rare. The tap water is safe, but newcomers with sensitive stomachs should be prudent with street food or with the spice levels. Be aware that some, but not all, ATM machines close before midnight if you need late-night drinking money.

Tap water by country

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  • Water Quality Rating:
  • < 20%
  • 20% - 39%
  • 40% - 59%
  • 60% - 79%
  • 80% - 100%

What Do People In Daegu Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Daegu 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.

DescriptionScoreRating
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility29%Low
Water Pollution50%Moderate
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility71%High
Water Quality50%Moderate

Reminder:
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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