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Is Luanda Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Do not Drink :(

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Luanda?

No, tap water is not drinkable.

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 Luanda.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Angola, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.


Have you heard about the problems with tap water in Luanda? It''s a very common problem, with more than a quarter million people having to cope with bad quality tap water every day. The reason for this is that Luanda is a big city with many residents relying on tap water to cook, clean and drink. Unfortunately, it isn''t just them who are suffering, but the environment as well, with some cities putting chemicals in the city''s tap water to help clean it. This can lead to serious health issues, such as cancer, because of the chemical contamination. There have been cases of leukaemia and meningitis being reported in Luanda.

So how does this affect you? Well, the first thing to understand is that the majority of the problems caused by tap water in Luanda are caused by unqualified doctors trying to treat patients. This can be particularly worrying when it comes to children and women who are pregnant. They must rely on their own knowledge of their bodies and what ailme


The majority of restaurants are on The Marginal or on Ilha de Luanda, but you can find other very good restaurants all along town. Be careful; when eating out, do not drink tap water, ask for mineral water instead.

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.7 in USD (1.5-liter)


Luanda tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 80% Very High
  • Water Pollution 82% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 20% Low
  • Water Quality 18% Very Low

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Luanda, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

Related FAQS


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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