Is Kiev (Kyiv) Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Safe to drink?N/A
The estimated price of bottled water in USD(1.5-liter)N/A

Can You Drink Tap Water in Kiev (Kyiv)?

Currently, there is no available public data about water quality in Kiev (Kyiv). But the average water quality in Ukraine is 39%.

According to WHO data, 94% of Ukraine cities/towns and rural areas have access to improved water sources, that are available when needed.

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You should not drink the tap water (for reasons both chemical and microbial). It is advisable to buy bottles in the supermarkets; they usually have English section on the label for "ingredients". You can always order "Bonaqua" (sparkling mineral water), but beer is just about as cheap.
The usual "don't be stupid" advice suffices. Avoid drinking tap water; bottled water is cheap and available everywhere (Morshinska/Моршинська, Mirgorodska/Міргородська, Bonaqua are good). Kyiv is generally an open and friendly city and stays lively until at least 11 PM in most districts.

Tap water by country

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

What Do People In Kiev (Kyiv) Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Kiev (Kyiv) 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 Inaccessibility58%Moderate
Water Pollution61%High
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility42%Moderate
Water Quality39%Low

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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