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Can You Drink Tap Water in Kiev (Kyiv)?
We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine.
However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Ukraine is a out of 100.
Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Kiev (Kyiv).
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Ukraine, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
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.
USER SUBMITTED RATINGS
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 58% Moderate
- Water Pollution 61% High
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 42% Moderate
- Water Quality 39% Low
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Kiev (Kyiv), measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).
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.