Is Ulaanbaatar Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Safe to drink?No
The estimated price of bottled water in USD(1.5-liter)$0.59

Can You Drink Tap Water in Ulaanbaatar?

No, tap water is not drinkable.

According to WHO data, 83% of Mongolia cities/towns and rural areas have access to improved water sources, that are available when needed.


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.

Tap water by country

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

How Do People In Ulaanbaatar Rate The Water?

Travelers and residents of Ulaanbaatar 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.

Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility57%Moderate
Water Pollution72%High
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility43%Moderate
Water Quality28%Low

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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