2015 Economic Impact Report
New York City

Today, we are releasing new information about our community in New York City. These numbers, which are current as of June 1st, provide the most up-to-date information on our host community in New York City. Below are some key takeaways from the report:

  • 96 percent of Airbnb hosts who share an entire home have only one entire home listing.
  • The median annual earnings citywide is $5,474 — an economic life preserver for many hosts who are struggling to live in an increasingly expensive city.
  • Most hosts share their space only occasionally. The median nights booked per listing over the past year is 47.
  • We have taken down 2,233 listings that appeared to be hosts with multiple listings that conflict with our one host, one home policy and do not reflect Airbnb’s vision for our community.

We remain dedicated to working with elected officials to create sensible laws that distinguish between everyday New Yorkers who are responsibly sharing their own home to earn extra income and commercial actors who operate illegal hotels — which we strongly oppose.

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