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Is Ulaanbaatar 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 Ulaanbaatar?

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 Ulaanbaatar.

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


If you are trying to make a trip to Mongolia, you may be wondering: Can you drink tap water in Ulaanbaatar NigerMongolia? The answer to this question is yes.

The first thing that you need to understand about drinking water in Ulaanbaatar NigerMongolia is that it is not treated at all. Since the water is naturally filtered, the contaminants that are present in drinking water in the United States are not present in the water supply in Mongolia.

Because the water is naturally filtered, there is less than 1 part per billion of contaminants in the water. That''s well below the levels found in the United States and much lower than the levels found in other countries.

When you ask what are the contaminants in drinking water in Ulaanbaatar NigerMongolia, you are probably looking for a source of information on why you should consider drinking bottled water instead. There is no reason that bottled water is the best option, especially when it comes


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.

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.59 in USD (1.5-liter)


Ulaanbaatar tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 57% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 72% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 43% Moderate
  • Water Quality 28% Low

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Ulaanbaatar, 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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