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I recently sat down and was able to dig up some pretty interesting Airbnb statistics and facts. As always, I will be updating this post regularly, so be sure to check back again for new and updated stats.

Airbnb Statistics and FactsThese days, just about every new startup is out to disrupt some traditional industry with a digital solution. This trend has led to some ingenious amazing success stories like Uber (personal transportation) and Zillow (real estate). Interestingly, one of the most successful disrupters from the past few years is from an industry you may not have expected.

Airbnb took an industry that generally isn't top of mind among the general public and created a digital solution that not only catapulted home-renting into the mainstream, but racked up a nice $billion+ valuation for the company along the way. The service began, innocently enough, as a way for a couple of roommates to make ends meet by renting out an air mattress in their living room and just look where it is now!

So, just how popular is Airbnb? Let's take a look at the numbers...

Airbnb Facts

What is Airbnb?

Founded in 2008, Airbnb is a global travel community that offers magical end-to-end trips, including where you stay, what you do and the people you meet. Airbnb uniquely leverages technology to economically empower millions of people around the world to unlock and monetize their spaces, passions and talents to become hospitality entrepreneurs. (source)

Airbnb History

  • 2008 - Airbnb launches
  • 2009 - Airbedandbreakfast.com becomes Airbnb.com
  • 2015 - Airbnb partners with Deutsche Telekom for mobile phone app pre-installation
  • 2016 - Airbnb launches experiences feature
  • 2017 - Airbnb acquires Tilt
  • 2018 - Airbnb Plus is announced

Airbnb Statistics

How many people use Airbnb?

150 million Airbnb users

Last updated 9/12/18


Number of Airbnb hosts:

2.9 million Airbnb hosts

Last updated 3/23/19


Number of Airbnb listings:

7 million Airbnb listings

Last updated 11/6/19


Airbnb's total valuation:

$35 billion

Last updated 4/29/19


Total funding Airbnb has raised to date:

$3.4 billion

Last updated 6/12/17


Airbnb's economic impact in 2018 (total):

$100 billion


Airbnb's economic impact in 2018 (by country):

  1. US: $33.8 billion
  2. France: $10.8 billion
  3. Spain: $6.9 billion
  4. Italy: $6.4 billion
  5. UK: $5.6 billion
  6. Australia: $4.4 billion
  7. Canada $4.3 billion
  8. Japan: $3.5 billion
  9. Mexico: $2.7 billion
  10. Portugal: $2.3 billion
  11. Germany: $2.3 billion
  12. China: $2.3 billion
  13. Brazil $2.1 billion
  14. Greece: $1.4 billion
  15. Netherlands: $1.3 billion
  16. Korea: $1.2 billion
  17. Thailand: $1.1 billion
  18. New Zealand: $912 million
  19. Croatia: $910 million
  20. Ireland: $832 million
  21. Malaysia: $734 million
  22. South Africa: $685 million
  23. Argentina: $664 million
  24. Denmark: $654 million
  25. Switzerland: $651 million
  26. Austria: $625 million
  27. Indonesia: $593 million
  28. Philippines: $586 million
  29. Colombia: $560 million
  30. Czech Republic: $555 million

Amount that Airbnb hosts have earned to date:

$65 billion

Last updated 3/27/19


Number of cities that Airbnb is active in:

81,000

Last updated 3/27/19


Number of countries that Airbnb is active in:

191 countries

Last updated 3/27/19


Total number of Airbnb guest arrivals all time:

500 million

Last updated 3/27/19


Average number of daily Airbnb bookings:

2 million

Last updated 5/5/19


Number of companies that use Airbnb for Work:

700,000

Last updated 8/6/18


Number of Airbnb listings in the U.S.:

660,000

Last updated 8/10/17


Top city for active Airbnb listings:

London

Last updated 8/6/18


Number of nights booked on Airbnb in Q1 2019:

91 million nights

Last updated 8/16/19


Airbnb's growth rate in 2018:

40% growth


Reported revenue for Airbnb in 2016:

$1.7 billion


Number of Airbnb guest arrivals in 2016:

80 million


Number of cities Airbnb offers experiences in:

1,000 cities

Last updated 3/27/19


Number of experiences listed on Airbnb:

25,000

Last updated 3/27/19


Percentage of Airbnb traffic that comes through mobile devices:

50%

Last updated 8/13/18


Average number of new Airbnb hosts per month:

14,000

Last updated 3/23/19


Airbnb's most-visited listing:

The Mushroom Dome Cabin

Last updated 3/27/19


Average number of nightly Airbnb stays:

800,000 stays per night

Last updated 3/23/19


Number of Airbnb listing nights booked in the US in 2018:

73.8 million


Total number of Airbnb guest arrivals from China:

5.3 million

Last updated 3/21/17


Estimated number of Airbnb listings in China:

100,000 listings

Last updated 8/16/17


Number of Airbnb employees in China:

60 employees

Last updated 3/21/17


Percentage of Airbnb users in China that are under the age of 35:

80%

Last updated 10/23/17


Number of Airbnb listings in the US:

660,000

Last updated 3/25/18


Number of Airbnb listings in France:

485,000

Last updated 3/25/18


Number of Airbnb listings in Italy:

340,000

Last updated 3/25/18


Number of Airbnb listings in Spain:

245,000

Last updated 3/25/18


Number of Airbnb listings in the UK:

175,000

Last updated 3/25/18


Number of active Airbnb listings in Paris:

38,522

Last updated 8/6/18


Number of Airbnb listings in Los Angeles:

18,200

Last updated 8/6/18


Number of active Airbnb listings in London:

77,000

Last updated 5/5/19


Number of active Airbnb listings in New York:

35,000

Last updated 8/6/18


Number of active Airbnb listings in Rio De Janeiro:

30,300

Last updated 8/6/18


Number of active Airbnb listings in Barcelona:

20,700

Last updated 8/6/18


Number of active Airbnb listings in Rome:

25,700

Last updated 8/6/18


Number of active Airbnb listings in Moscow:

30,600

Last updated 8/6/18


Number of active Airbnb listings in Madrid:

16,200

Last updated 8/6/18


Number of active Airbnb listings in Berlin:

15,700

Last updated 8/6/18


Number of active Airbnb listings in Sydney:

21,200

Last updated 8/6/18


Reported amount Airbnb purchased HotelTonight for:

$400 million

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Number of governments that Airbnb has signed tax agreements with:

275 governments

Last updated 4/12/17


Amount Airbnb has collected in taxes globally:

$240 million

Last updated 5/1/17


Percentage of all Airbnb listings that are in India:

less than 1%

Last updated 3/20/17


Number of Airbnb listings that are instantly bookable:

1.9 million

Last updated 8/10/17


Projected number of Airbnb users in Europe by 2020:

24 million

Last updated 6/15/17


Average amount of time Airbnb users spend in the app:

11 minutes, 31 seconds

Last updated 5/30/17


How many employees does Airbnb have?

3,100 employees

Last updated May 2017


Reported projected Airbnb revenue for 2017:

$2.8 billion


Most popular international city on Airbnb:

Vancouver

Last updated 1/21/16


Most popular U.S. city on Airbnb:

San Francisco, CA

Last updated 1/21/16


Percentage of Airbnb guests that are female:

54%

Last updated 9/7/15


Percentage of Airbnb guests that are male:

46%

Last updated 9/7/15


Number of Airbnb customers that booked a stay in Summer 2015:

17 million people


Average amount an Airbnb host earns annually from temporarily renting out their space:

$7,350

Last updated 9/7/15


Number of Airbnb guests that stayed in the Bay Area for Super Bowl 50:

15,000


Airbnb is the world's 3rd most valuable privately held startup.

Last updated 12/7/15


Airbnb estimated revenue for 2015:

$900 million

Last updated 12/7/15


Average Airbnb stay in Ireland:

2.9 nights

Last updated 12/1/15


Number of cities, towns and villages in Ireland that have an Airbnb property:

500

Last updated 12/1/15


Percentage of Airbnb hosts in New York that use the money they earn to stay in their home:

72%

Last updated 12/1/15


Median homesharing income for an Airbnb host in New York city:

$5,474

Last updated 7/7/16


Number of Americans that stayed at an Airbnb listing for Thanksgiving 2015:

250,000


Average amount Airbnb hosts in Europe made in 2016:

€2,400


Average number of nights Airbnb hosts in Europe rented/shared their space in 2016:

27 nights


Number of Airbnb listings in the UK:

81,000

Last updated 2/21/16


Number of Airbnb listings in Cuba:

more than 1,000 listings

Last updated 4/2/15


Percentage of San Francisco's total lodging units that are Airbnb listings:

11%

Last updated 2/7/16


Number of people that have used the Airbnb wishlist feature:

20 million

Last updated 6/8/16


Percentage of Airbnb listings that are in China:

1.5%

Last updated 7/10/16


Number of active Airbnb listings in Amsterdam:

17,000

Last updated 7/7/16


Number of active Airbnb listings in Copenhagen:

20,000

Last updated 7/7/16


Percentage of Los Angeles' total lodging units that are Airbnb listings:

12%

Last updated 2/7/16


Percentage of New York's total lodging units that are Airbnb listings:

16%

Last updated 2/7/16


Estimated number of New York City Airbnb listings that are illegal:

55%

Last updated 6/27/16


Estimated number of New York City Airbnb listings that are from commercial hosts:

30%

Last updated 6/27/16


Estimated amount of 2016 tax revenue that isnt charged in the US because states dont have Airbnb taxing agreements:

$260 million


Number of US states that have set up Airbnb taxing agreements:

26


Number of Airbnb hosts in Madrid, Spain in 2014:

3,200 hosts


Number of Airbnb users that have stayed in Madrid, Spain as a guest (all time):

256,6000 guests

Last updated 6/12/15


Number of Airbnb users, globally, that are over the age of 60:

1 million

Last updated 7/30/15


Percentage of Airbnb hosts that are over the age of 60:

10%

Last updated 7/30/15


Percentage of Airbnb revenue in New York City that come from operators with 2 or more listings:

32%

Last updated 1/20/16


Percentage of the total lodging units in the 10 largest US markets that are Airbnb listings:

9%

Last updated 2/7/16


Percentage of the total lodging units in the entire US market that are Airbnb listings:

3.3%

Last updated 2/7/16


Average number of Airbnb guests in London:

983,000

Last updated November 2015


Average Airbnb stay length in London:

4.8 nights

Last updated November 2015


Average Airbnb host age in London:

37

Last updated November 2015


Number of tourists that used Airbnb in 2015 to stay in the UK:

2.2 million


Number of Airbnb employees in Europe:

450 employees

Last updated 2/21/16


Percentage of travelers in Germany that book with Airbnb:

35%

Last updated 9/2/16


Percentage of travelers in Spain that book with Airbnb:

35%

Last updated 9/2/16


Percentage of travelers in France that book with Airbnb:

34%

Last updated 9/2/16


Percentage of travelers in Italy that book with Airbnb:

34%

Last updated 9/2/16


Percentage of travelers in the US that book with Airbnb:

26%

Last updated 9/2/16


Percentage of travelers in the UK that book with Airbnb:

23%

Last updated 9/2/16


Percentage of travelers in Ireland that book with Airbnb:

17%

Last updated 9/2/16


Amount Airbnb hosts in California earned in 2016:

$1 billion


Number of visitors that booked stays in California on Airbnb in 2016:

5 million


Amount Airbnb hosts in Los Angeles earned in 2016:

$262.6 million


Amount Airbnb hosts in San Francisco earned in 2016:

$147.4 million


Amount Airbnb hosts in San Diego earned in 2016:

$69.6 million


Number of visitors to Spain using Airbnb in 2016:

5.4 million


Number of visitors to Madrid, Spain using Airbnb in 2016:

642,000


Number of visitors to Barcelona, Spain using Airbnb in 2016:

1.24 million


Reported projected revenue for Airbnb in 2020:

$8.5 billion

Last updated 2/15/17


Number of Airbnb guest arrivals in 2015:

40 million


Number of Airbnb listings in Australia:

87,000

Last updated 12/13/16


Number of Airbnb users in Australia:

3.5 million

Last updated 12/13/16


Percentage of adult Australians that have an Airbnb account:

18.4%

Last updated 12/13/16


Percentage of Airbnb guests in 2016 that were Millennials:

60%


Number of Airbnb listings available on Instant Book:

1 million

Last updated 12/23/16


Fastest-growing category of Airbnb hosts:

Senior Citizens

Last updated 12/23/16


Number of Airbnb guests in Africa in 2016:

765,000


Number of Airbnb listings in Africa:

77,000

Last updated 3/17/17


Number of foreign travelers that used Airbnb listings in Taiwan in 2017:

1.3 million