Economic Impact

We want to learn about the Airbnb community’s positive impact on the cities we love, visit, and share. We’ve conducted studies in nine cities.

Scroll down to learn what we’ve discovered.

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550,000
homes are shared by hosts in cities all over the world.

82%
share only the
home in which
they live.

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Hosting helps them
make ends meet.

To date, hosts have welcomed
over 11 million travelers who
wanted to experience cities not
as tourists, but as locals.

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50%
are moderate to
low income

76%
of travelers want to
explore a specific
neighborhood

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47%
say that hosting
helped them stay in
their homes

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89%
want to "live
like a local"

These travelers stay longer and spend more, in diverse neighborhoods throughout the city.

76%
of Airbnb properties
are outside the main
hotel districts

Airbnb guests stay longer...

Airbnb guests

5

nights

Typical tourists

2.8

nights

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...and spend more

Airbnb guests

$978

spending per trip

Typical tourists

$669

spending per trip

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50%
of Airbnb guest spending
is in the neighborhoods
where they stayed

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Learn more about the Airbnb community's positive impact on cities around the world.