Key Airbnb Statistics
- Airbnb generated $3.4 billion in revenue in 2020, a 30% loss year-on-year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Airbnb has 150 million users, though that number hasn't been updated since 2018.
- Airbnb market cap as of February 02, 2022 is $96.43 billion.
- 193 million bookings were made on Airbnb in 2020, a 41% contraction on the 272 million the year before.
- Every second about 6 new guests check into an Airbnb around the world.
- Airbnb total number of employees in 2020 was 5,597, a 2.42% increase from 2019.
- The average nightly stay is around 4.3 nights, and the average charge is $185 per night.
- The Airbnb Twitter account has over 728,000 followers.
- The Airbnb website received 91 million visitors in January of 2020 alone who stayed an average of 11 minutes and 31 seconds browsing the website.
- Airbnb captures 19% of the total market share of the lodging industry in the US.
- In 2016, 320,000 hosts over 60 earned a total of $747 million on Airbnb.
Overview Of Airbnb Statistics
|2020 Revenue||$3.4 billion|
|2020 Valuation||$18 billion|
|Launch Date||August 11, 2008|
|HQ||San Francisco, California|
|Founders||Brian Chesky (CEO), Joe Gebbia (chief product officer), Nathan Blecharczyk (chief strategy officer)|
Airbnb Revenue Stats
Airbnb Annual Revenue
Airbnb Quarterly Revenue
Airbnb Daily Revenue
Airbnb's average daily revenue in 2020 was around $931,000.
Number of Airbnb Users
Note: Airbnb has not updated its active users since 2018. We suspect it has not surpassed 200 million.
Airbnb Gross Profit
Airbnb Stock Price History
The stock price as of February 2, 2022, was $151.76. It opened with an IPO price of $139.25 and achieved an all-time high of $212.68 on February 1, 2021.
The price then fell below its initial price offering and remained that way through much of 2021.
It once again rose to a high of $206.54 on November 12, 2021. It then fell once again to near its IPO price. Airbnb has experienced considerable volatility since its IPO in December of 2020.
The continuing pandemic is thought to play a major role in these fluctuations. As travel resumes to normal levels, the price might show less volatility.
Airbnb Market Cap
Airbnb market cap as of February 02, 2022 is $96.43 billion.
Airbnb Operating Income
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Airbnb Net Income
Airbnb generated $-4.584 billion in net income as of January 25, 2021.
Airbnb's EPS is -7.89 as of January 25, 2022.
|Year||Earnings Per Share (EPS)|
Airbnb Shares Outstanding
Airbnb has 346.82 million shares outstanding as of 2021.
Airbnb Valuation/Net Worth
Number of Airbnbs
How many Airbnbs are there in the world?
These numbers show that the pandemic had a significant impact on how many people were willing or were able to offer their spare space up for rent.
Travel restrictions undoubtedly played a major role in the drop in listings and guests.
The question is if these numbers will once again pick up and allow the number of listings to rise again in the near future.
The number of Airbnbs continues to grow, and many guests see this as an excellent alternative to traditional hotel chains.
Airbnbs offer pricing advantages, and they offer unique experiences that you cannot get anywhere else.
The number of Airbnbs continues to grow and expand as many see the advantage of this alternative to chain hotels.
How many Airbnbs are there in the U.S?
The United States has the highest number of Airbnb listings in the world at 660,000.
Spain is the second-largest and has about 245,000 by comparison.
In the United States, the most popular cities for listings in 2021 were:
- Kissimmee Florida
- New York City, New York
- Los Angeles, California
- Davenport, Florida
- San Diego, California
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Miami. Florida
- Panama Beach, Florida
- Austin, Texas
- Las Vegas, Nevada
This is not surprising, as many of these cities are some of the most popular tourist spots in the nation.
When you consider occupancy rates, San Francisco, Denver, Honolulu, Kihei Hawaii, and Los Angeles reported the highest number of guests as of 2019.
New York City has chosen to place restrictions on Airbnb users.
They are only allowed to list one home at a time, and they cannot rent out an entire apartment for less than 30 days at a time.
Several other cities, such as Santa Monica, also place significant restrictions on running an Airbnb from your home.
Airbnb Corporate Statistics
As of December 2020, Airbnb was valued at $18 billion. It was first launched on August 11 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
Brian Chesky is the CEO. Joe Gebbia is the Chief Product Officer, and Nathan Blecharczyk is the Chief Strategy Officer.
Airbnb Guests Statistics
Over 1/2 billion people have chosen to stay in an Airbnb, which earned hosts over $65 billion in 2019. Here is a breakdown of how Airbnb bookings have grown over the years.
Number Of Airbnb Bookings
Once again, these numbers show how the pandemic and a drop in listings affected the company in 2020.
Airbnb Hosts Statistics: Number Of Airbnb Hosts
There are over 4 million Airbnb hosts worldwide who operate over 7 million listings globally.
Airbnb Statistics by Region
Let's explore 2019 and 2020 Airbnb demand by global region.
- Global: 30,891,081 (2019), 20,918,933 (2020)
- Europe: 12,966,380 (2019), 8,102,437 (2020)
- North America: 8,001,932 (2019), 6,444,237 (2020)
- Asia Pacifica: 6,409,809 (2019), 3,775,585 (2020)
- Latin America: 2,965,923 (2019), 2,247,680 (2020)
- Africa: 547,036 (2019), 338,095 (2020)
Number Of Active Listings By Region
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Average Price Per Night By Region
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Airbnb Statistics by Country
Airbnb is active in over 200 countries. Here are the top ten countries by the number of active listings in 2020.
|Top 10 Countries By Active Listings||Number Of Active Listings|
Top 10 Countries By Gross Revenue In 2020 (US $)
|Country||Airbnb Gross Revenue|
Airbnb Statistics by U.S. State
Now, let’s explore some statistics from the United States. Here are the states with the most active Airbnb listings as of 2020.
|U.S. State||Number Of Active Airbnb Listings|
Airbnb Statistics by City
You can find an Airbnb in over 100,000 cities around the world. Tokyo, Paris, Osaka, New York City, and London are the most popular cities globally. Here are some statistics for the top cities around the globe.
Here are the top 10 cities according to the number of active listings.
|City||Number Of Active Airbnb Listings|
|Bali Island, Bali||36,386|
|New York City, New York||30,395|
|Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||23,011|
|Buenos Aires, Argentina||21,550|
Airbnb Growth Statistics
Airbnb growth was steady until the pandemic hit. From January 2017 to December 2020, the number of active listings on the platform grew at 1.6% per month.
Between 2017 and 2018, revenue grew by 40%. This revenue growth expanded to 48% in 2019. From 2019 to 2020, revenue decreased 26% from previous levels.
Number Of Airbnb Employees
- Airbnb total number of employees in 2020 was 5,597, a 2.42% increase from 2019.
- Airbnb total number of employees in 2019 was 5,465.
Airbnb During COVID-19 Statistics
As with many others in the hospitality industry, Airbnb was hard hit by the pandemic. At the lowest point in April of 2020, their bookings were down by 86% when compared to April of 2019.
An interesting phenomenon occurred in April 2020. While revenues decreased, the average length of stay increased to 6 days for the average booking. This was a result of guests booking long stays in rural locations to avoid lockdowns and to remain socially distanced.
When the short-stay market nearly collapsed in March of 2020, many hosts switched to lone-term rental terms. Even though this meant lower income, it allowed income to remain steady.
In response, Airbnb launched the option for monthly stays that are similar to a rental, only without the yearly rental agreement. Even with these measures, total revenues were down by 30% over 2019 figures.
Airbnb planned an IPO in March of 2020, but they delayed it until December of that year. It appears that bookings and revenues are beginning to increase as restrictions are eased and more people feel like traveling.
Airbnb Assets & Liabilities Statistics
On February 1, 2022, Airbnb announced that it will be announcing the fourth quarter of 2021 and full year 2021 results on February 15, 2022. The following results are as of yearly financial statements for 2020 and represent the latest available data.
Airbnb Total Assets
Airbnb Cash on Hand
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Airbnb Long Term Debt
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Airbnb Total Liabilities
Airbnb Shareholder Equity
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Airbnb Margins Statistics
Airbnb Profit Margins
Airbnb net profit margin as of September 30, 2021 is -80.74%.
Airbnb Gross Margins
Airbnb gross margin as of September 30, 2021 is 79.90%.
Airbnb Operating Margins
Airbnb operating margins as of September 30, 2021 is -76.17%.
Airbnb EBITDA Margins
Airbnb EBITDA margins as of September 30, 2021 is -48.74%.
Airbnb Pre-Tax Profit Margins
Airbnb pre-tax profit margins as of September 30, 2021 is -82.10%.
Airbnb Net Margins
Airbnb net margins as of September 30, 2021 is -80.74%.
Airbnb Price Ratios
Airbnb PE Ratio: 0.00 as of February 2, 2022
Airbnb P/S Ratio: 21.30 as of February 2, 2022
Airbnb Price/Book Ratio: $21.99 as of February 2, 2022
Airbnb Price-FCF Ratio: $226.60 as of February 2, 2022
Airbnb Other Ratios
Airbnb Current Ratio: 1.86
Airbnb Quick Ratio: 1.73
Airbnb Debt/Equity Ratio: 0.72
Airbnb ROE: 85.07% as of September 30, 2021
Airbnb ROA: 22.95 as of September 30, 2021
Airbnb ROI: -88.07 as of the end of the fiscal year 2020
Airbnb Return on Tangible Equity: 104.04% as of September 30, 2021
Frequently Asked Questions
Now, let’s explore some of the most frequently asked questions about Airbnb.
How Much Does One Airbnb Make a Day?
The numbers about how much hosts make every day vary widely. For one, the travel industry is seasonal and experiences fluctuations in the number of travelers seeking a place to stay.
Another factor is the experience of the host and their ratings. The city and location are other key indicators that will determine how much someone can make operating an Airbnb.
Individual goals of the host can also play a role and how much they make per day. Some hosts can generate more than $10,000 a month, but others struggle to make $200. More than half of all Airbnb hosts around the world make over $500 per month.
You also have to consider that some hosts only have one small room to rent out, while others purchase entire rental properties to use as an Airbnb.
Also, Airbnbs located close to popular tourist locations have more opportunities to provide accommodations for guests than those that are remote and located far from resources.
What Is Airbnb Best Known For?
Airbnb is a marketplace that connects people who have a place to rent out with those who need to rent it. It is a part of the hospitality industry, much like a hotel or motel.
When someone books an accommodation, Airbnb takes a percentage as a fee for advertising the property and making the connection between the provider and the customer.
Where Is Airbnb Most Popular?
As of February 2nd, 2022, Kissimmee, FL, was the most popular Airbnb location. One of the reasons why Kissimmee is so popular is that it is located close to Orlando.
It is close to Walt Disney World and lies along the northwest shore of Lake Tohopekaliga. It has a water park, and plenty of outdoor natural areas to explore.
Kissimmee is a popular tourist location that is located close to Walton Disney World and is a popular place to stay that is a little farther away from the hustle and bustle of Orlando.
How Does Airbnb Make So Much Money?
The business model of Airbnbs is based on revenues from service fees that are charged to both guests and hosts for bookings. The revenue generated by these fees goes to cover customer support and other expenses involved in operating the business.
Airbnb has several fee structures. The most common is the split fee structure where the fee is split between the host and guest.
Under this structure, the host typically pays a 3% fee, but some pay more. Most host service fees are 14.2% of the booking subtotal, but several factors can change this fee. Host-only fees are typically between 14 and 16%. Hosts with strict cancellation policies may pay Up to 10% more.
Which State Has the Most Airbnbs?
Florida is the Airbnb hotspot with more than 3,400 Airbnb listings per 50,000 residents.
Who Owns Airbnb?
Airbnb is now a publicly-traded company. Brian Chesky is the co-founder and CEO as of February 2022.
How Much Do Airbnb Employees Make?
As of December 2021, the average Airbnb customer service representative made about $21 per hour. Some make as little as $13 per hour, and others make up to $31 per hour.
When it comes to executive pay, the median salary is estimated to be about $139,064 per year. The highest-paid person at Airbnb is the director of engineering with a salary of about $242,383 annually.
Airbnb is a thriving business, and while they experienced some challenges due to the pandemic, it is expected that they will recover over time. Airbnb offers a unique opportunity to earn extra income, and it offers an alternative to a traditional hotel or motel for guests seeking lodging.
The success of Airbnb lies in its rating system and the ability of guests to see how others rated the experience with certain hosts. It is a unique business model, and so far, it has been a success.