Home Sharing in Rio generated US$ 160 million in economic activity in 2015
Since launching our Airbnb Community Compact last November, Airbnb has consistently shared data to help societies and governments understand home sharing in their cities and make good decisions regarding the citizens who need the extra income to make ends meet.
Today we are releasing our first report about Rio de Janeiro and Brazilian Airbnb Community based on internal data and a survey of Rio hosts and guests conducted in February, 2016.
Today, our community shares over 90 thousand spaces spread across all Brazilian States. In Rio, hosts offer over 35 thousand listings across 80 neighborhoods in the city. More importantly, Airbnb is helping thousands of families make extra income in a period of economic hardship in the country.
Last year, host income and guest spending generated an economic activity of $160 million helping spread income and business to parts of the city of Rio that may not usually see much economic activity. The typical host income was $ 2000, and 21% of hosts say this extra money helped save them from eviction or foreclosure of their homes. In Brazil as a whole, the typical host income was $ 1500, and, likewise, 18% of our community say the money helped pay the rent or mortgage, avoiding the loss of their homes.
Key findings in Rio de Janeiro:
- In 2015, the Airbnb community generated US $160 million in economic activity in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
- In 2015, the typical host in Rio de Janeiro earned $2,000 from hosting on Airbnb.
- In 2015, 45% of Airbnb hosts in Rio shared their primary home, and the typical Airbnb listing in Rio de Janeiro was rented 15 nights in that year, welcoming a total of 16 guests.
- There were over 177,000 guest arrivals at Airbnb listings in Rio de Janeiro in 2015.
- On average, the Airbnb trip to Rio has 2.6 guests and lasts 5.2 days.
- The average host age is 42 years, and guests are, on average, 34 years old.
- Data shows that the overwhelming majority of guests and hosts in Rio de Janeiro are having safe, positive experiences on Airbnb.
Key findings in Brazil:
- In 2015, the typical Brazilian host earned $1,500 from hosting on Airbnb.
- 46% of Airbnb hosts in Brazil shared their primary home, and the typical Airbnb listing is rented 15 nights per year and welcomes a total of 14 guests.
- There were over 421,000 guest arrivals at Airbnb in Brazil in 2015.
- On average, the Airbnb trip to Brazil has 2.7 guests and lasts 4.9 days.
- The average host age is 42 years, and guest are, on average, 34 years old.
- Data shows that the overwhelming majority of guests and hosts in Brazil are having safe, positive experiences on Airbnb.
Millions of guests have had safe, comfortable experiences traveling on Airbnb, and we’re proud of our safety record. Property damage to listings on Airbnb is extremely rare, and we’ve built a $1 Million Host Guarantee designed to help protect hosts. In Brazil, we registered only 4 significant property damage incidents in 2015, which is approximately 1 incident per 105,000 guest arrivals.