Costs Associated with Shared Toilets in India and China

This resource provides an overview of lifecycle costs of existing shared toilets in India and China. STeP, with local partners, collected data on the costs to install and operate shared toilets to understand what prices buyers face in these markets in which a MURT may compete. Cost data for school, toilet, and community and public use cases are summarized in aggregate and presented in detail via a full dataset that is publicly available.

Key topics

  • Market understanding for the MURT
  • Lifecycle costs of existing shared toilets in India and China



Country of focus:

India and China


October 2019


China, community and public toilets, India, installation costs, Lifecycle costs, maintenance costs, operation costs, school, shared toilets, tourist

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