The Economic Impacts of Home Sharing in cities around the world

At Airbnb, we want to learn about our community's positive impact on the cities we love, visit, and share. Over the past years, we conducted economic impact studies in cities around the world. This is a summary of what we've discovered.


To date, tens of millions of travellers have chosen Airbnb to experience cities not as tourists, but as locals.



Airbnb travellers stay longer and spend more in diverse neighbourhoods throughout the city.


Hundreds of thousands of hosts worldwide have welcomed these travellers into their homes. Hosting helps make ends meet.



The Airbnb community benefits local economies across the world by supporting residents and local businesses, and encouraging cultural exchange.