Can you drink the tap water in Montenegro?
In general, no.
The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Montenegro (source).
Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.
What do people in Montenegro think about the tap water?
As a general rule, tap water is drinkable in Montenegro but there can be problems. For instance, it’s advisable not to drink the water in Herceg Novi in May as they close off and clean the pipes from the main reservoir (in Croatia) and revert to a local reservoir. Bottled water is cheap and readily available.
The most commonly searched cities in Montenegro are:
For a full list of cities in Montenegro, scroll to the bottom of this post or click here.
World Health Organization Montenegro Water Summary
The World Health Organization estimates that 97 percent of Montenegro have access to drinkable tap water.
In Montenegro, like in most countries, clean tap water availability is much higher in urban areas than in rural areas, with urban area availability averages at 94%.
World Health Organization's 2017 Montenegro Water Data
The World Health Organization data on water quality and availability throughout Montenegro includes the national average, averages for urban population centers, and averages for rural areas.
|Safely Managed||A location that safe, drinkable water that is free of biological or chemical contaminants available on premise.|
|At Least Basic||Safe drinkable water is available within 30 minutes from the location|
|Limited||It would take more than 30 minutes from the location to access safe, drinkable water.|
|Year||Population in 1000s||Safely managed||At Least Basic||Limited|
What Do People In Montenegro Think About The Tap Water?
Travelers and residents of Montenegro 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 Inaccessibility||25%||Low|
|Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility||75%||High|
View our tap water report on all cities in Montenegro
- Rijeka Rezevici
- Stari Bar
- Rijeka Crnojevica
- Becici & Rafailovici
- Herceg Novi