* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Percent urban population with access to drinking water, 2017 - Country rankings:

The average for 2017 based on 55 countries was 71.9 percent.The highest value was in Gibraltar: 100 percent and the lowest value was in Sierra Leone: 12.1 percent. The indicator is available from 2000 to 2017. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: WHO/UNICEF
Select indicator
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
99.7
99.4
98.8
98.6
96.9
96.4
94.9
94.6
93.8
93.5
92.3
92.3
90.8
89.9
88.9
88.7
86.1
84.9
83.2
81.9
81.3
81.3
77.3
77.2
72.2
68.3
67.4
65.6
64.1
61.5
58.8
58.6
56.6
56.5
55.1
50.0
49.8
48.9
46.2
44.6
43.4
40.0
38.4
35.0
34.1
26.3
24.6
15.7
12.1
0
25
50
75
100



Definition: Access to an improved water source, urban, refers to the percentage of the urban population using an improved drinking water source. The improved drinking water source includes piped water on premises (piped household water connection located inside the users' dwelling, plot or yard), and other improved drinking water sources (public taps or standpipes, tube wells or boreholes, protected dug wells, protected springs, and rainwater collection).
Access to drinking water, urban in Europe
Access to drinking water, urban in Asia
Access to drinking water, urban in Africa
Access to drinking water, urban in North America
Access to drinking water, urban in South America
Access to drinking water, urban in Australia
Access to drinking water, urban in the European union
Access to drinking water, urban in Sub Sahara Africa
Access to drinking water, urban in MENA
Access to drinking water, urban in South East Asia
Access to drinking water, urban in Latin America


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