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Is Malabo Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

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

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Malabo?

Yes, tap water is 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 Malabo.

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


Tap Water in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea is contaminated with a variety of contaminants. The World Health Organization states that the water should be "fit for human consumption." While it may be perfectly safe, there are questions about what level of risk may exist for people who are already vulnerable. Some people make their living from selling tap water to tourists, others have found it to be a source of revenue.

As with anywhere else around the globe, people in Malabo tend to have little confidence in authorities when it comes to their health. They also do not trust government scientists who study water quality and pollution. This lack of trust may be driving residents to install private wells where they can receive clean, clear, chemical-free water.

Tap Water Safety Inadequate The government is not expected to offer complete protection from the threat posed by contaminated tap water. While the standards it imposes on manufacturers are adequate, the

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.7 in USD (1.5-liter)


Malabo tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 45% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 35% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 55% Moderate
  • Water Quality 65% High

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

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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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