11 Most Expensive Water Brands in the World

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Thought that $5 for a bottle of water at your local grocery store was pretty steep? Astonishingly, there are bottled water brands that sell water for that price – but with an extra one or two zeros.

Yes, luxury bottled water is actually a thing, and we can only imagine who spends their money on it. But if you’re curious about which bottled water brands cost the most at the moment, we’ve done the research and pooled together a list of the most expensive bottled waters we could find.

💲 11 Most Expensive Water Brands In The World

Let’s jump straight into the 11 brands that sell the most expensive water products in the world.

BrandCost/bottle
FILLICO Jewelry Water $4,200
Bling H20$50
Ô Amazon Air Water$77
Berg Water$28
ROI Water$29
Beverly Hills 9OH2O$40 ($100,000 on resale)
NEVAS Water$1,680
MINUS 181$38
Uisge Source$25
Evian Virgil Abloh$155

FILLICO Jewelry Water

There’s no arguing with the fact that FILLICO Jewelry Water from Japan is extremely expensive. A 720ml bottle of still on the Fine Liquids website is currently priced at just over $4,200.00.

According to the product description, the water is sold in precious stone-adorned bottles, which is presumably the reason why a single bottle will set you back so much. The bottles are handcrafted and made from black frosted glass, studded with Swarovski crystals.

The water itself is sourced from the Nunobiki Spring, a famous spring in Kobe, Japan. It has a TDS of 13mg/L and a pH of around 6.7, and contains traces of calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, silica, and sulfate.

As expected, FILLICO Jewelry Water is something of an exclusive product, and only 5,000 bottles are produced per month. We’d love to know how many of these are actually sold, and whether the bottles are ever sold out.

Pouring water from glass bottled water

Bling H20

Bling H20 is a USA-based bottled water brand that sells water in blinged-up glass bottles. We personally think the bottles look a bit cheap, not expensive, but a single bottle of water in a golden-drip frosted glass will set you back just under $50.

Like the FILLICO water bottles, Bling H20 water bottles are studded with genuine Swarovski crystals. There are different bottles to choose from, some costing more than others, but there’s one thing that ties them together: the diamond-studded Bling logo, usually in dazzling shades of silver, gold, pink, green, or purple.

Bling H20’s water is apparently municipal water that comes from New Jersey. It’s purified with reverse osmosis and contains added minerals (magnesium and calcium carbonate) to boost its pH and improve its taste.

Ô Amazon Air Water

Ô Amazon Air Water is one of the most uniquely sourced water products we’ve come across in our research. It captures water directly from the humid air in the Amazon rainforest, which has been naturally filtered by the trees.

The water production process involves filtering the air, then condensing it by running it over cold coils. This condensed water is then bottled, without ever touching the ground, so its TDS is naturally very low (approximately 4 mg/L).

We can’t find the Ô Amazon Air Water available on the brand’s website or anywhere else at the moment, but other sources said that a 750 ml bottle costs €70 (around $77 USD). The water is sold in uniquely shaped glass bottles that make it clear that it’s a premium product. But this is clearly a brand with a high price tag because of the uniqueness of its product, and not because of a few crystals on its bottles.

Berg Water

Berg Water is a brand of iceberg water from Newfoundland, Canada. A 750 ml glass bottle of Berg costs around $28 on Amazon.

What makes Berg Water a premium bottled water product? The water source is clearly the big selling point – the iceberg water in Berg’s bottles originated in the glaciers of Greenland and has a “clean, light taste” thanks to being safe from ocean water and harsh weather, according to the manufacturer.

Berg Water is another bottled water with a naturally low TDS count due to its protected source (it’s collected from inside an iceberg). We think the exclusivity of this water also makes it expensive – it’s harvested in small quantities to minimize environmental impact – important given the real threat of melting glaciers due to global warming.

Berg Water

ROI Water

ROI Water is a brand of magnesium-rich mineral water that’s sourced from the Rogaška Slatina in Slovenia. You can currently buy a 50cl bottle of this water for around $29 on the Fine Liquids website.

RIO markets itself as one of the luxury water brands due to the uniqueness of its water source. The water is apparently “the most magnesium-rich water there is” (we’re talking 1100 mg/L), and offers several benefits because of this, but should only be “enjoyed in moderation”.

As expected for an expensive brand, ROI water is sold in an expensive bottle made of glass with a gold lid and gold logo (but thankfully with no crystals or diamonds to be seen). The water has a pH of about 6.8 and a TDS of 7,481 mg/L, likely due to all that magnesium. It also contains calcium, bicarbonate, and traces of sodium.

Beverly Hills 9OH2O

Beverly Hills 9OH2O is a luxury water brand that won the World’s Best Water Award and sells water that embodies the “vitality” and “elegance” of Beverly Hills (whatever that means).

The brand currently sells just one type of water on its website: Beverly Hills 9OH2O Lifestyle Collection. This water isn’t the most expensive bottled water on this list – it’s just over $40 for a 12-case of 500ml bottles – but the brand once released a range of Luxury Collection Diamond Edition bottles.

These limited edition bottles were made of glass and apparently cost more than $100,000 per liter on the resale market (we can’t currently find them available to confirm this pricing, sadly). The bottle caps were, as expected, encrusted with white and black diamonds.

As for the water source, we know it’s spring water from the California Mountains, but we couldn’t find any information on the water’s pH, mineral content, or TDS concentration.

NEVAS Water

NEVAS is a German brand of artesian bottled water in elegant bottles that essentially just look like they contain champagne. Again, this brand’s water range doesn’t fall into the “most expensive water” category – but it sells limited-edition bottles that are made in collaboration with artists and designers and cost upwards of $1,000 each.

Currently available to buy on the NEVAS Water website is the 1.5-liter deklart® – NEVAS Water Magnum, designed by the artist deklart (Dennis Klapschus Art), with Disney-inspired artwork on the bottle and packaging. The bottle is selling for €1,500 (around $1,680 USD) and is limited to one bottle per sale.

NEVAS Water is apparently sourced from two artesian wells that are “several hundred years old”, but we’re missing important information about the exact location of these wells, as well as the water’s mineral and TDS content. Again, it’s more about the bottle than the water, here.

Bottled water glass beside a glass of water

MINUS 181

MINUS 181 is a unique bottled water that’s sourced from a German artesian well that’s – you guessed it – 181 meters below the ground. The water is sold by various European sellers and costs around $38 for a single 681ml bottle.

You can buy MINUS 181 in tall glass bottles made by Riedel, an Austrian glass manufacturer, and despite its “designer” status it has a minimalist design – no crystals or jewels to be seen here. It’s the water that sells the product, since it’s located so far beneath the ground that it’s free from pollutants and can be bottled untreated.

The water is slightly alkaline, with a pH of 7.36, and contains traces of calcium, nitrate, magnesium, sodium, sulfate, and bicarbonate. According to the manufacturer, it’s perfect for accompanying flavor-intensive specialities and delicacies, and has an ideal drinking temperature of 9-12 degrees Celcius (48-53 F).

Uisge Source

Uisge Source is a natural spring water and bottled well water brand selling luxury water for a specific purpose: to accompany whisky.

The water is sourced in the Scottish regions of Islay, Speyside, and Ross-shire, which are known for their whisky distilleries (“uisage” simply means “water” in Scottish Gaelic). Two of these sources are natural springs, and the other is a natural well. Each bottled water product is designed to accompany malt whiskies from each of the three regions.

While Uisge Source isn’t the most expensive water in the world, it’s still more expensive than most. A case of 12 50ml bottles costs £36, which is around $25. That doesn’t sound too bad, but 50ml bottles are one-tenth of the size of the usual 500ml bottles, so you essentially pay $25 for 1,000ml overall – the volume of two normal-sized bottles.

Evian Virgil Abloh

Evian is a brand that most of us know for its affordable bottled waters, so you might be surprised to find it on this list of the most expensive water in the world.

It’s true that Evian’s bottled water is generally very affordable. But the brand recently collaborated with visionary artist Virgil Abloh, and their limited edition water bottles were sold at luxury prices. These bottles are no longer for sale on Evian’s website, but some sources said that one 750ml bottle cost $155. We saw a couple of bottles for sale on eBay for between £20 and £99 (around $15 to $75), so perhaps they’ve dropped in value since the initial interest passed.

As far as we can tell, there’s nothing special about the water in these bottles – it’s just Evian water, sourced from a natural spring in the French Alps. So, you’re definitely only paying all that money for the bottle.

Pouring water from glass bottle

Iluliaq Water

Iluliaq Water is another bottled water brand to sell iceberg water at an extortionate price. We couldn’t find the bottled water for sale today, but other sources said it cost around $50 per liter.

According to the manufacturer, Iluliaq is the “original” iceberg water, and is sourced from the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier – a UNESCO protected site on the west coast of Greenland. Glacier water is naturally pure, with a TDS of less than 10 PPM, and Iluliaq Water apparently is even purer than this. It’s stored in elegant glass bottles with stoppers, which ensures the “unique quality” of the water.

If you enjoy fine wines or you’re a “distinctive gormet”, Iluliaq Water is supposedly a good water for you to try – if you can get your hands on it. We have a feeling it’s no longer being produced.

🤔 Is Expensive Water Worth It?

In our opinion, no, expensive water isn’t worth it. And from what we’ve seen, we don’t think many people actually spend tens of dollars on luxury water bottles, even for the fancy bottle or the opportunity to drink from one of the most unique sources of water in the world.

In our research, we came across at least 5 premium bottled water brands that no longer sell their products and appear to have permanently closed shop. While we can’t say for sure, we think it likely has something to do with the fact that a whole lot of money goes into producing expensive waters, and it’s just not worth it if nobody is buying your product.

The problem is that there are many other bottled water brands that offer the same exceptional quality at a fraction of the price. If restaurants want a good table water, they’ll buy Perrier or San Pellegrino – they won’t spend an extra $20-$50 or so per bottle on water that even their richest customer probably won’t buy.

The same goes for selling water direct to the customer. Unless you have so much money that it’s lost all value to you, or perhaps if you wanted premium water in high-quality glass bottles with a luxury feel, you wouldn’t be able to justify the cost of what it, ultimately, just water. Some of the most expensive water brands don’t even sell particularly unique water – we even found a couple that purify tap water, and the expense is due to the water bottle itself.

In all, we don’t recommend spending your money on expensive or premium bottled water unless you’re really curious about a certain water brand and you’ve set aside some “treat yourself” money.

📑 Final Word

So there you have it – now you know of the most expensive water in the world.

Maybe you’re tempted to try one of these premium water brands yourself, or maybe you were simply curious, and have better ways to spend your money!

We would personally rather spend our money on something much more long-term than a single bottle of water. If you want to drink the best-quality water, filter it and mineralize it at home. You’ll achieve similar results at a fraction of the cost.

👨‍🔧 Not sure where to begin? Check out our guide to the best water filters of 2024.

❔ FAQ

What is the rarest drinking water?

We’d say Ô Amazon Air Water is the rarest drinking water because the water is collected from natural humid air in the Amazon rainforest and is filtered without ever touching the ground. We don’t know any other water that’s sourced in this manner.

Why is Bling H2O so expensive?

From what we can tell, Bling H20 is so expensive simply because of the diamond-encrusted bottles it’s sold in. The water itself is nothing special – it’s purified RO water from a municipal source, so not like you’re paying for the novelty of iceberg water or water from an incredibly rare natural spring.

Why is Svalbardi water so expensive?

Svalbardi water was so expensive due to the Svalbardi was another brand selling pure iceberg water, which is protected from the elements and has a low TDS and contaminant concentration as a result. However, this water brand has now permanently closed, so even the uniqueness of its water source clearly wasn’t alluring enough to tempt enough people to spend €99.95 (around $110 USD) on a single 750ml bottle.

Is luxury water worth the cost?

No, in our opinion, luxury water isn’t worth it. Yes, some premium bottled water brands sell water from unique sources, but spending up to $100-$200 on a bottle of even the fanciest iceberg water just isn’t worth it in our eyes. The water doesn’t taste much better than any cheaper water brand, and you’re often just paying for the expensive glass bottle. Plus, you can often achieve basically the same water composition through filtration and alkalizing methods at home. Maybe if you have a special occasion coming up and you can justify the spend, consider it. Otherwise, stick to cheaper bottled waters or filter your water at home.

  • Brian Campbell
    President & CEO, CWS, CWR

    Brian Campbell, a WQA Certified Water Specialist (CWS) and Certified Water Treatment Representative (CWR) with 5+ years of experience, helps homeowners navigate the world of water treatment. After honing his skills at Hach Company, he founded his business to empower homeowners with the knowledge and tools to achieve safe, healthy water. Brian's tested countless devices, from simple pitchers to complex systems, helping his readers find the perfect fit for their unique needs.

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