Is Ulaanbaatar Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update8:08 pm, May 8, 2020

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.59 in USD (1.5-liter)

Tap water ratings

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  • Water Pollution
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility
  • Water Quality

Can You Drink Tap Water in Ulaanbaatar?

No, tap water is not drinkable.

There was no general information available in WHO data about safely managed drinking water in Mongolia. You may check the rate of travelers and residents of Ulaanbaatar water quality.


There is also very little litter on the streets and the tap water is safe for sanitation purposes, even for brushing your teeth. Absolutely clear and without odors or tastes.

What Do People In Mongolia Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Mongolia 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.


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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