A recent study of the fact-checking agency Sweet Spot produced with the travel technology company and vacation rental search engine, Holidu, compares prices and establishes a global index of the cost of tap (drinking) and bottled water in 120 cities around the world, as well as the water quality.
For us, Casablanca does better than Marseille (81th) by ranking at the 76th square. The economic capital of the Kingdom with extremely high water stress has below-average tap water quality at 49.5 at the price of one euro per cubic meter (-43%) than the world median. The bottle (500ml) for its part comes down to -9.3% than the world average.
According to the study, the most expensive city to quench your thirst or drink is Oslo. As for tap water, (drinkable) in 120 cities around the world, spread over five continents, estimates were made from the average global water consumption per person per month, which is raises to 15 cubic meters.
The Norwegian capital comes first in the top cities where tap water is the most expensive, with a price 212.24% higher than the world median price, San Francisco (United States) and Stuttgart (Germany) follow suit. the step (respectively + 183.60% and + 164.78%). Conversely, tap water in the city of Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) shows the lowest price (-98.17% less than the median price), followed by Cairo (-96.30%) in Egypt and Karachi (-95.71%), Pakistan.
The price of bottled water from these cities has also been scrutinized. This index was first calculated from the price of a basic water bottle that a person can buy in a supermarket, then broken down from the average cost of a bottle marketed by the three largest water brands. .
The study indicates that the city where bottled water (500 ml) costs the most is also Oslo, the bottle costing at 1.52 €, while where it costs the least it is in Beirut, in Lebanon, at € 0.03. Oslo is followed in this ranking
by Virginia Beach, United States (€ 1.31), Los Angeles, United States (€ 1.27), New Orleans, United States (€ 1.22) and Stockholm, Sweden (€ 1.21 ). For the less expensive, the Lebanese capital is beaten respectively by Bangalore, India (0.11 €), Accra, Ghana (0.13 €), Lagos, Nigeria (0.14 €), Istanbul, Turkey / Brussels, Belgium ( € 0.15). This ranking is based on the index calculated from the price of a bottle of basic water that a person can buy in a supermarket, then broken down from the average cost of a bottle marketed by the three biggest brands of water.
The study also looked at water quality. “Particular attention has been paid to the quality and scarcity of tap water in each region, in order to inform travelers of the restrictions they may face,” said a press release from Holidu.
The best water quality on a score of 1 to 100 is found in the Old Continent and on the heights in Innsbruck, Austria (100), Helsinki, Finland (99.51), Vienna, Austria (98.93), Oslo, Norway (97.83 ), Rotterdam, Netherlands (97.20), Amsterdam, Netherlands (96.84), Stockholm, Sweden (96.68), Geneva, Switzerland (96.50), Zurich, Switzerland (96.38) and in Scotland in Glasgow, United Kingdom ( 95.84).