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Guía definitiva para comprar una inversión inmobiliaria en España

Comprar una inversión inmobiliaria en España puede ser una tarea compleja y requiere mucho análisis. En este artículo, te presentaremos los distintos tipos de hipotecas existentes en España, los costos iniciales y periódicos de las propiedades de inversión, los impuestos, así como también otras tarifas que debes tener en cuenta. Aprende cómo puedes diseñar una estrategia de inversión inmobiliaria en España y toma una decisión estando bien informado!

Hipotecas de interés variable

Los beneficios de las tasas de interés variables incluyen el aprovechamiento de las bajas tasas, así cómo también otras opciones de hipotecas españolas. La tasa de interés se ajusta con la tasa de EURÍBOR (Oferta Interbancaria de la Zona del Euro), que ha estado en terreno negativo desde 2015. La desventaja es no saber cuánto serán los pagos mensuales de la hipoteca a largo plazo porque las tasas de interés pueden subir.

Hipotecas de interés fijo

Este tipo de hipoteca posee menos riesgos, ya que sabrás con exactitud el valor de tus pagos mensuales durante toda la duración de la hipoteca. También te encontrarás a salvo de futuros incrementos en la tasa de interés porque la tasa es fija. Este producto hipotecario se hizo más popular entre los compradores de viviendas españoles en 2020 porque ofrece más seguridad en mercados inciertos. Por otro lado, pagará más por pedir prestado el dinero cuando las tasas de interés sean bajas.

Hipotecas de interés mixto

Como su nombre indica, este tipo de hipoteca utiliza tanto una tasa fija como variable. La mayoría de estas hipotecas fijan la tasa durante cinco años y luego la convierten automáticamente en una hipoteca de interés variable. Los prestamistas españoles rara vez ofrecen esta opción.

Hipotecas de solo interés

Las hipotecas de solo interés son menos populares en comparación a otros tipos de hipotecas en España. Solo los residentes pueden obtener este tipo de hipoteca, lo que les permite pagar solo los intereses del primer plazo de la hipoteca. Si bien se puede ahorrar dinero en los pagos mensuales con una hipoteca de solo interés, a menudo la persona terminará pagando más a largo plazo, pues tomará más tiempo pagar el monto total.

Hipotecas con monedas distintas al euro

Es muy inusual que un banco español otorgue un préstamo en una moneda distinta al euro. Aunque es una forma de ahorrar costes en el tipo de cambio, los bancos españoles pueden cobrarte más por el beneficio de pagar con tu moneda local.

Hipotecas españolas para personas mayores 

Si eres residente español mayor de 65 años y percibes una pensión, puedes jubilarte en España y solicitar una hipoteca española para comprar una casa. Un producto que puede beneficiar a los expatriados es un préstamo de por vida. Permite a los residentes españoles de edad avanzada liberar capital de sus viviendas para así convertirlo en efectivo. De esta manera, una hipoteca sobre el bien inmueble que no necesita ser pagada dentro de la vida del dueño de la propiedad.

¿Cómo solicitar una hipoteca en España?

Las hipotecas son ofrecidas por los bancos y cajas en España y son vendidas directamente por los prestamistas o corredores hipotecarios. Estos son algunos de los requisitos solicitados:

1. Número de Identificación Española (para extranjeros) 

En primer lugar, se debe de obtener una Identificación Fiscal, también conocida como NIE (Número de Identidad de Extranjero). Usted puede aplicar a esta Identificación en su consulado local en España. 

Algunos de los documentos que necesitarás para obtener un NIE son:

  • Un formulario EX-15 completo
  • Documento(s) de respaldo para demostrar el por qué necesitas un NIE
  • Copia de tu pasaporte y pasaporte original
  • Dos fotos tamaño pasaporte
  • €9-12 para pagar la tasa correspondiente al formulario 790

2. Comprobante de trabajo o ingresos

3. Un preacuerdo con el vendedor

4. Comprobante de que el impuesto de la propiedad se encuentra al día con sus pagos

5. Detalles de tus deudas e hipotecas actuales

6. Copias de todos sus títulos de propiedad existentes (en España y otros lugares)

7. Registros de tus activos corrientes

8. Cualquier acuerdo prenupcial (si corresponde)

¿Cómo funcionan las hipotecas españolas?

  • La hipoteca media en España tiene una tasa de interés del 2,25% para las hipotecas de interés variable y 2,8% para las hipotecas de interés fijo.
  • Necesitarás realizar un depósito mínimo del 30% del precio de compra de la propiedad.
  • La máxima relación de deuda-ingresos (DTI) es de alrededor del 35-40%, incluido el pago de la hipoteca.

Además de esto, puedes calcular fácilmente cuánto es el pago mensual aproximado de tu hipoteca usando una calculadora de hipotecas en línea.

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Costos de una Inversión Inmobiliaria

Ahora que estás familiarizado con los tipos de hipotecas, tu siguiente paso es aprender más sobre los costos de inversión! El valor promedio de las viviendas actualmente en el mercado es de €250.000. El precio de venta del 80% de las propiedades oscila entre los €65.000 y los €1.050.000.

El promedio por m² en España es de €1.322/m² (precio por metro cuadrado). Aquí hay un desglose resumido de todos los costos que deberás considerar para poder invertir en España:

Valores promedios de las propiedades en España
Casas Precios
4 Habitaciones €320.000
5 Habitaciones €430.000
Apartamentos Precios
2 Dormitorios €140.000
3 Dormitorios €146.000
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GASTOS INICIALES:

1. Impuesto Sobre Actos Jurídicos Documentados: AJD

  • Se refiere a un impuesto sobre actos notariales que es implementado en diferentes Comunidades Autónomas. Dependiendo de la zona, el monto puede variar de 0,5% – 1,5%.

2. Notaría (Aranceles)

  • Reguladas por el Gobierno español, los aranceles son gastos que deben tenerse en cuenta al comprar una propiedad, ya sea nueva o usada. Los precios varían según la propiedad que prefieras, pero normalmente cuestan entre €600 y €875.

3. Tarifas del Registro de la Propiedad

  • Una vez que los documentos hayan sido notariados, es importante tener en cuenta que el registro de tus escrituras variará en función del valor del inmueble. Según la Investigación Fiscal 2022 de España, cuesta alrededor de €400 – €650.

4. Impuestos relacionados con las ventas

  • En cuanto a los gastos e impuestos en la compra de una nueva vivienda, el impuesto más importante es el IVA – que asciende al 10% sobre el valor de la propiedad. Por ejemplo, serían €10.000 en el caso de una vivienda de 100.000 euros y 25.000 en el caso de una vivienda de 250.000 euros.
  • Los impuestos en las Islas Canarias son del 6,5% (IGIC – Impuesto General Indirecto Canario).
  • Para las viviendas públicas, el IVA puede llegar hasta el 4%, pero varía en función de la Comunidad Autónoma y del tipo de vivienda social del que se trate.
  • Al IVA hay que añadirle un segundo impuesto: los Actos Jurídicos Documentados (AJD). Este impuesto será pagado por el comprador y dependerá de cada comunidad autónoma.
  • Si compras una vivienda de segunda mano, es obligatorio pagar el ITP (Impuesto sobre Transmisiones Patrimoniales en España), que cuesta entre un 4% – 10% dependiendo de la Comunidad Autónoma.
GASTOS PERIÓDICOS:

1. La amortización de la hipoteca es uno de los gastos corrientes que hay que tener en cuenta. Usualmente en una serie de pagos mensuales, esto se refiere a pagar tanto el capital que se prestó como los intereses devengados..

  • El tiempo máximo de notificación que un banco puede exigir para la amortización de una hipoteca es un mes.
  • Es importante tener en cuenta que el simple pago de la deuda no es el paso final para cancelar una hipoteca española. Usted debe de solicitar al banco la emisión de la escritura de cancelación de hipoteca. Luego debe presentar esto al Registro de la Propiedad usted mismo o pedirle a un abogado (oficina de administración) que lo haga.

Aquí tienes un breve resumen de los costes de hipotecas en España:

  • Tarifas hipotecarias de interés variable:

0,25% en los tres primeros años

0,15% en los primeros cinco años

  • Tarifas hipotecarias de interés fijo:

2% en los primeros diez años

1,5% después de diez años 

2. Los honorarios de la agencia varían según el precio porcentual de tu propiedad. Aunque es un gasto opcional, el monto aproximado es de €300

TOTAL DE GASTOS E IMPUESTOS

Hablemos de las comparativas de precios de viviendas nuevas y de segunda mano en España. Es importante tener en cuenta que la cifra exacta dependerá del valor de la propiedad que desees, así como también de la Comunidad Autónoma en donde se encuentre.

Por ejemplo, si planeas comprar una propiedad por €15,000 en Barcelona, aquí está el total de gastos e impuestos que deberás considerar:

GASTOS | TARIFAS NUEVA VIVIENDA VIVIENDA DE SEGUNDA MANO
Honorarios notariales €750 €750
Cuotas de inscripción €365 €365
Gastos de Gestión €300 €300
IVA + AJD €17.250 (no es aplicable)
ITP (no es aplicable) €15.000
TOTAL: €18.675 €16.425

¿Cuál es un buen retorno de efectivo/rendimiento de alquiler neto?

Puedes generar un buen flujo de efectivo con tu inversión inmobiliaria residencial, ya sea alquilándola a corto o largo plazo. Por otro lado, los anfitriones que no tienen en mente comprar una propiedad optarán por el Subarrendamiento de Propiedades en España.

Para un alquiler a largo plazo, alquilarás tu propiedad durante un mínimo de 12 meses. No habrá mucho mantenimiento por hacer y solo tendrás que visitar la propiedad trimestralmente para hacer inspecciones y otros mandados similares.

Sin embargo, si buscas inversiones de alto retorno con más del 10% de ingresos netos por alquiler, entonces debes considerar realizar un alquiler a corto plazo. Al hacer un alquiler a corto plazo, debes apuntar a un rendimiento de alquiler neto de entre el 10% y el 25% y un retorno efectivo de entre 20% y 50% durante el primer año.

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Airbnb & Short-term rental market data on the best rental yields in Florida

  • Click the city name to see detailed market data. 
  • Used Home Values data from Zillow to calculate Gross Rental Yields.
  • Used 1-bedroom Airbnb revenue data from Airbtics App.
House Price Annual Revenue Airbnb Occupancy Rate Average Yield
Miami $338,450 $48,342 58% 14.28%
Fort Lauderdale $279,341 $28,490 57% 10.20%
St Augustine Beach $248,883 $32,579 59% 13.09%
Jacksonville Beach $314,580 $37,808 52% 12.02%
Orlando $155,167 $30,559 52% 19.69%
Tampa $235,172 $30,375 55% 12.92%
Clearwater $157,067 $30,820 57% 19.62%
Fort Myers $155,216 $12,398 47% 7.99%
Key West $705,980 $140,878 57% 19.95%
St Petersburg $175,035 $26,452 54% 15.11%

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The Ultimate Guide to Buying an Investment Property in France

Purchasing a property investment in France is a complex task and it requires a lot of analysis. In this article, we’ll feature the various kinds of mortgages in France, upfront & ongoing costs of investment property, taxes, and other fees that you should consider. Learn how you can strategize property investment in France & make an informed decision!

Variable Rate Mortgages

Variable rate mortgages can fluctuate, either on a 3- or 12-month basis, which affects your duration or monthly payments. This is usually decided before the loan is in place. The advantage of a variable rate is that there are usually no penalties for early repayment, partial or total. 

Fixed Rate Mortgages

Fixed rate mortgages are worth considering in France as the rate is often fixed for the entire duration of the loan, up to 25 years. 

Capped Rate Mortgages

Capped rate mortgages are interesting because the variable rates are incredibly low at the moment. Capital Repayment Mortgages Capital repayment mortgages are the main type of loan offered by banks in France, where you are repaying both capital and interest from the start of the loan. 

Interest Only Mortgages 

The purpose of this investment is to acquire interest and serve to repay the outstanding capital at the term of the loan.

How to apply for a mortgage in France?

The process of choosing and obtaining a mortgage in France can seem complex and obscure. Here are some of the requirements that you will need:

1. Mortgage Application

The first step is to request an official mortgage offer from the lender of your choice. Once the seller and buyer have signed a preliminary sales agreement, the bank is assured that the buyer can afford the loan (per French standards), and the property’s value supports the loan request. 

2. Mortgage Agreement

Once you have completed the necessary application paperwork and agreed to the life insurance coverage, the lender will send you the mortgage offer. This may take up to 10 working days (but not more than 30 days) before signing and accepting the offer. 

3. Notary Procedure

Finally, the lender will send a copy of the mortgage agreement to a notaire (notary), who will prepare the deeds of sale. The whole process typically takes around 2-3 months from signing the initial sales agreement to completion of purchase.

Here are some of the requirements:

  • Completed mortgage application form 
  • Copies of the borrower’s passports or valid ID
  • Proof of income (self-employed individuals need audited financial statements for three years)
  • Bank account details
  • Proof of current address
  • Completed preliminary sales agreement
  • If improvements are to be constructed on the property, a property title or preliminary sales agreement for the land, building license, and the building contract and plans 
  • The title deed or loan deed with a complete repayment table if the property is to be financed with a remortgage or equity release

How do mortgages work in France?

  • Mortgage costs in France depend on multiple factors – they are usually more expensive for existing properties than for new builds.
  • You can expect to pay between 10-15% of the purchase price in total transaction costs when buying property in France, including taxes and insurance.
  • Fees relating to the mortgage include mortgage arrangement/administration fees – typically around 1% of the amount borrowed (plus VAT)
  • Notary fees – usually about 2-3% for a new property and 6-8% for a property older than five years (plus VAT) Valuation survey – sometimes a requirement of lenders, costs around €250.

In addition to this, you can easily calculate how much the approximate monthly payment for your mortgage is using an online mortgage calculator in France.

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Costs of Investment Property

Now that you have familiarized yourself with the kinds of mortgages, the next step is to learn more about the costs of investment! The average price of houses currently on the market is €10,650 per square meter

The average monthly rent ranges from €32 – €35 per square meter. Let’s take a look at the major cities in France and create a comparison:

Location Apartment price (per sq.m) within the city centre Apartment price (per sq.m) outside the city centre
Paris €13,852 €10,335
Nice €6,325 €4,725
Antibes €5,125 €4,000
Lyon €5,100 €3,057
Toulouse €4,688 €3,043
Nantes €4,288 €2,622
Montpellier €3,660 €2,575
Lille €3,220 €2,540
Marseille €3,200 €2,530
TOTAL EXPENSES & TAXES

Here is a summary of expenses & fees that you will need to consider when investing a property in France:

EXPENSES | FEES AMOUNT
Notary Fees 3-10% (+20% VAT)
Registration Fees 0.60% - 4.89%
Land Registry Salary 0.10%
Real Estate Agent’s Fees 1.50% - 5% (+20% VAT)

What is a good cash return / net rental yield? 

You can generate good cash flow from your residential investment property by either renting out long-term or short-term. For the long-term rental, you’ll rent out your property for a minimum of 12 months. There’s very little maintenance to do and you’ll need to visit the property on a quarterly basis to do inspections & other similar errands. 

However, if you are after high return investments such as over 10% net rental income, running a short-term rental is what you need to consider. By doing short-term rental, you need to target somewhere between 10 – 25% net rental yield, and 20-50% cash return during the first year. 

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The Ultimate Guide to Buying an Investment Property in Italy

Purchasing a property investment in Italy is a complex task and it requires a lot of analysis. In this article, we’ll feature the various kinds of mortgages in Italy, upfront & ongoing costs of investment property, taxes, and other fees that you should consider. Learn how you can strategize property investment in Italy & make an informed decision!

Fixed rate

Provides the same interest rate for the entire duration of the loan. The rate is established during the signing of the contract and is calculated on the basis of the Eurirs European reference rate (also known as IRS: Interest Rate Swap), which is disseminated daily by the European Banking Federation. 

Variable rate

Refers to an interest rate that varies, therefore increases or decreases, based on the trend of the Euribor. The reference interbank rate for this type of loan is fixed by the European Banking Federation. 

Mixed rate

This type of mortgage is a flexible choice of interest rate that depends on the conditions agreed upon at the signing of the loan. It is possible to decide whether you can start with a fixed rate and then change it to a variable one or vice versa. The installment amount will be based on the fixed rate period which generally ranges from 2 – 5 years. This type of loan offers the borrower the possibility to change the rate once or more times during the course of the contract.

Constant variable rate installment

This type of mortgage allows you to choose a variable rate without affecting the amount of the installment which will remain fixed for the entire time of the contract, but the duration of the contract can be changed. 

How to apply for a mortgage in Italy?

The process of choosing and obtaining a mortgage in Italy can seem complex and obscure. Here are some of the requirements that you will need:

1. Mortgage Application

Once you have selected your preferred bank, all parts of the loan application must be completed as precisely as possible. The mortgage application, prepared in the form of a questionnaire, usually contains standard information. This includes the following:

  • Personal data of the applicant or applicants for the loan
  • Complete address –  indicate whether your current home is rented, owned or with third parties
  • Personal data of family members or dependents
  • Current occupation (if an employee: a certificate of employment, monthly net income, and annual net income documents should be declared)
2. The Preliminary Feasibility opinion 

The data and requests contained in the application allow the bank to express an initial feasibility opinion on the loan transaction. The feasibility of the operation, and therefore the granting of the requested sum, generally depends on the contribution of several elements including:

  • The net income of the applicant and his family members (family unit) derived from the tax return
  • The value of the property subject to the loan
  • Technical / legal suitability of the property to be sold
  • Presence of additional guarantees given by third parties 

Once all the data above have been presented, the bank will be able to express its own “feasibility opinion;” which, if positive, starts the next phase consisting in requesting documentation. 

How do Italian mortgages work?

  • As of April 2022, Italy’s bank lending rate is at 1.2%.  
  • A fixed rate mortgage in Italy reaches cost levels of between 2.5% and 2.8%

In addition to this, you can easily calculate how much the approximate monthly payment for your mortgage is using an online mortgage calculator in Italy.

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Costs of Investment Property

Now that you have familiarized yourself with the kinds of mortgages, the next step is to learn more about the costs of investment! The current average price of houses on the market is €2,848 per square meter

As of June 2022, the asking price for rental properties was the highest in the Lombardia region, with €15,300 per month per square meter. The lowest average asking prices instead, were in the Umbria region, with only €6,810 per month per square meter, the lowest value nationally. Here is a summary breakdown of the entire costs that you will need to consider in order to invest in Italy:

Average Property Prices in Abruzzo
For sale (per square meter) For rent (per square meter)
€1,292 €7,79
Average Property Prices in Liguria
For sale (per square meter) For rent (per square meter)
€2,522 €10,03

Relatively, residential rental properties in Italy increased 5.93% compared to June 2021 (€11,30 monthly per square meter). Over the past 2 years, the average price in Italy has reached its peak in the month of June 2022, with a value of €11,97 per square meter.

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UPFRONT COSTS: 
1. Agency Fees

The standard agency fee in Italy is 3% of the purchase price plus VAT (currently 22%). The real estate agent must register your purchase contract with a registration fee of €200,00 plus a registration tax of 0,5% on the warranty down payments (or deposits) and tax stamps which are a minimum of €32,00

The registration tax will be deducted from the registration tax on the final deed.

2. Notary Fees

The cost of the Notary is borne by the buyer and is a state-controlled fee for their services to oversee registering the public contract of your house purchase. The Notary costs between €1500€3000 depending on the cost of your house.

3. IVA (Value Added Tax)

All the above services are subject to IVA (VAT or Sales Tax) currently charged at 22%.

4. Geometra Survey (Conveyancing Fees)

Geometra is paid by you to check both the legal and structural state of the house. The structural part of Geometra’s survey is very basic. If you require a full building survey then this would be an extra fee, paid to a licensed structural engineer or the Geometra. 

The price for this kind of structural survey is typically between €500700, but could be more so it always good to get a quote. The Geometra then writes the preliminary contract and does the conveyancing. 

ONGOING COSTS: 
1. IMU Municipal Property Tax (Imposta Municipale)
  • You only have to pay this Italian tax if your house is a second home, rather than your main residence. It is calculated at 7.6% of the cadastral land value of the property, although it can be slightly more or less depending on the specific region you live in.
2. TASI Indivisible Services Tax (Tassa sui Servizi Indivisibili)
  • This tax is a kind of council tax levied on public services such as street lighting and road maintenance, but you don’t have to pay if your house in Italy is your main residence. 

If you rent it out on a long-term basis, you have to pay 7090% of it, while the rest is paid by the tenant, but if you let it for short periods as a holiday rental, you are responsible for the whole tax. It is worked out as between 1% and 3.3% of the property’s cadastral value, depending on the municipality it’s in.

3. Home insurance
  • For a house in Italy as with anywhere else, it’s always advisable to have home and contents insurance. The rates charged by Italian insurance providers are usually about €180 – €380 yearly, depending on the features of your house.

What is a good cash return/net rental yield? 

You can generate good cash flow from your residential investment property by either renting out long-term or short-term. Looking into a more detailed guide for property investment in Italy can definitely help you decide which path you should take.

For the long-term rental, you’ll rent out your property for a minimum of 12 months. There’s very little maintenance to do and you’ll need to visit the property on a quarterly basis to do inspections & other similar errands. 

However, if you are after high return investments such as over 10% net rental income, running a short-term rental is what you need to consider. By doing short-term rental, you need to target somewhere between 10 – 25% net rental yield, and 20-50% cash return during the first year. 

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The Ultimate Guide to Buying an Investment Property in Spain

Purchasing a property investment in Spain is a complex task and it requires a lot of analysis. In this article, we’ll feature the various kinds of mortgages in Spain, upfront & ongoing costs of investment property, taxes, and other fees that you should consider. Learn how you can strategize property investment in Spain & make an informed decision!

Variable-rate Mortgages

The benefits of variable interest rates include taking advantage of low rates and more Spanish mortgage options. The interest rate is adjusted with the Euro Interbank Offered Rate (Euribor), which has been in negative territory since 2015. The disadvantage is not knowing how much your monthly mortgage payments will be in the long term because interest rates can rise.

Fixed-rate Mortgages 

This type of mortgage is less risky since you will know exactly how much your monthly repayments are for the entire duration of the mortgage. You are also protected from future interest rate increases because the rate is fixed. This mortgage product became more popular with Spanish homebuyers in 2020 because it offers more security in uncertain markets. On the other hand, you will pay more to borrow the money when interest rates are low. 

Mixed-interest-rate Mortgages

As the name suggests, this type of mortgage uses both a fixed and a variable rate. Most of these mortgages fix the rate for five years and then automatically convert it into a variable mortgage. Spanish lenders rarely offer this option.

Interest-only mortgages 

Interest-only mortgages are less popular than other types of mortgages in Spain. Only residents can take out this type of mortgage, which allows you to pay off just the interest for the first term of the mortgage. While you can save money on your monthly repayments with an interest-only mortgage, you will often pay more in the long run, as it takes a lot longer to pay off the entire amount.

Non-euro mortgages

It’s very unusual for a Spanish bank to provide a loan in a currency other than euros. Although it’s a way of saving costs on the exchange rate, the Spanish bank might charge you more for the benefit of paying in your home currency.

Spanish mortgages for seniors

If you are a Spanish resident over 65 and receive a pension, you can retire in Spain and apply for a Spanish mortgage to buy a home. One product that can benefit expats is a Lifetime Loan. It allows senior residents of Spain to release equity from their homes and convert it into cash. Through this, a mortgage against the property that doesn’t need to be repaid within the property owner’s lifetime.

How to apply for a Spanish mortgage?

Cajas or banks are often offered by Spanish mortgages and are sold directly by lenders or mortgage brokers. Here are some of the requirements that you will need:

1. Spanish tax ID number (for foreigners)
Primarily, you need to get a tax ID – also known as NIE (Número de Identificación de Extranjeros). This can be applied at your local Spanish consulate.

Some of the documents that you will need to get an NIE are:

  • A completed EX-15 form
  • Supporting document (s) to show why you need an NIE
  • Copy of passport & original passport
  • Two passport-sized photos
  • €9-12 fee to submit tax form 790

2. Proof of employment or income

3. A pre-agreement with the seller

4. Proof that the property tax is paid to date

5. Details of your current debts and mortgages

6. Copies of all your existing property deeds (in Spain and other places)

7. Records of your current assets

8. Any prenuptial agreements (if applicable)

How does Spanish mortgage work?

  • The average mortgage in Spain has an interest rate of 2.25% for variable-rate mortgages & 2.8% for fixed-rate mortgages.
  • You will need a minimum deposit of 30% of the property’s purchase price.
  • The maximum debt to income (DTI) ratio is around 35-40% including the mortgage payment.

In addition to this, you can easily calculate how much the approximate monthly payment for your mortgage is using an online mortgage calculator.

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Costs of Investment Property

Now that you have familiarized yourself with the kinds of mortgages, the next step is to learn more about the costs of investment! The average price of houses currently on the market is €250,000. The sale price of 80% of the properties is between €65,000 and € 1,050,000

The average per m² in Spain is €1,322 / m² (price per square meter). Here is a summary breakdown of the entire costs that you will need to consider in order to invest in Spain:

Average Property Prices in Spain
House Prices
4 Rooms €320,000
5 Rooms €430,000
Flats Prices
2 Bedrooms €140,000
3 Bedrooms €146,000

 Source: Real Advisor Spain

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UPFRONT COSTS:
1. Stamp Duty (Impuesto Sobre Actos Juridicos Documentados: AJD)
  • Refers to a tax on notarial acts implemented through different Autonomous Regions. Depending on the area, the amount can vary from 0.5% – 1.5%.
2. Notary’s Office (Tariffs)
  • Regulated by the Spanish government, tariffs are expenses that should be considered when buying a property – whether it is new or used. The prices vary depending on your preferred property but usually cost around €600 – €875.
3. Land Registry Fees
  • Once the documents have been notarized, it is important to take note that registering your deeds may depend on the property’s price. According to Spain’s 2022 tax research, it costs around €400 – €650.
4. Sales-related Taxes
  • As for expenses and taxes on the purchase of a new home, the most important tax is VAT – which amounts to 10% based on the property’s value. For instance, it would mean 10,000 euros in the case of a 100,000-euro home and 25,000 in a 250,000-euro home. 
  • Taxes in the Canary Islands is at 6.5% (IGIC-Impuesto General Indirecto Canario). 
  • For public housing, VAT can be up to 4%, but it varies depending on the Autonomous Community and the type of social housing in question.
  • A second tax must be added to VAT: the Documented Legal Acts (IAJD). This tax will be paid by the buyer and will depend on each autonomous community.
  • If you purchase a second-hand property, it is mandatory to pay for ITP (Transfer of Assets Tax in Spain), which costs between 4% – 10% depending on your autonomous community.
ONGOING COSTS: 

1. Repayment mortgage is one of the ongoing costs that you have to consider. Usually in a series of monthly payments, this refers to paying both the capital that was lent and the interest accrued.

  • The maximum notification time a bank can require for repayment mortgage is one month.
  • It is important to know that simply paying off the debt is not the final step in canceling a Spanish mortgage. You must ask your bank to issue the notarial deed of cancellation (escritura de cancelación de hipoteca). Then, you should present this to the land registry yourself or have a lawyer (administration office) do it.

Here is a brief summary of mortgage costs in Spain:

  • Variable-rate mortgage fees: 

0.25% in the first three years 

0.15% in the first five years 

  • Fixed-rate mortgage fees:

2% in the first ten years

1.5% after ten years 

2. Agency fees vary based on your property’s percentage price. Although this is an optional expense, the approximate cost is €300. 

TOTAL EXPENSES & TAXES

Let’s talk about the price comparisons for new & second-hand housing in Spain. It’s important to note that the exact figure will depend on the value of your preferred property & autonomous community. 

For instance, if you are planning to purchase a property for €15,000 in Barcelona, here is the total expenses & taxes that you will need to consider:

EXPENSES | FEES NEW HOUSING SECOND-HAND HOUSING
Notary Fees €750 €750
Registration Fees €365 €365
Management Expenses €300 €300
VAT + IAJD €17,250 (not applicable)
ITP (not applicable) €15,000
TOTAL: €18,675 €16,425

What is a good cash return / net rental yield?

You can generate good cash flow from your residential investment property by either renting out long-term or short-term. On the other hand, some hosts who don’t want to purchase a property would opt for rental arbitrage in Spain.

For the long-term rental, you’ll rent out your property for a minimum of 12 months. There’s very little maintenance to do and you’ll need to visit the property on a quarterly basis to do inspections & other similar errands. 

However, if you are after high return investments such as over 10% net rental income, running a short-term rental is what you need to consider. By doing short-term rental, you need to target somewhere between 10 – 25% net rental yield, and 20-50% cash return during the first year. 

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The Ultimate Guide to Buying an Investment Property in United Kingdom

Purchasing a property investment in the United Kingdom is a complex task and requires a lot of analysis. In this article, we’ll feature the various kinds of mortgages in the United Kingdom, the timeline of purchase, upfront & ongoing costs of investment property, taxes, and other legal fees that you should consider. Learn how you can strategize property investment in the UK & make an informed decision!

Repayment mortgages 

This type of mortgage means that you pay back a small part of both the loan and the interest each month until it is paid off at the end of the mortgage term. You will need to set the amount of money that you want to borrow and the number of years that you want to borrow it for (the term of the mortgage). 

Interest only mortgages

With an interest only mortgage, you only pay the interest on the loan monthly and then pay the remaining lump sum at the end of the mortgage term. Compared to a repayment mortgage, your monthly mortgage payments will be lower however it’s important to know that since the actual loan size is not shrinking over time (you’re only paying the interest), in the long run you will end up paying more. 

Fixed rate mortgages 

With a fixed rate mortgage, as the name suggests, you pay a fixed rate of interest for a set term, typically ranging from two to ten years, or sometimes even longer. This can provide valuable peace of mind, as your monthly mortgage payments will be the same every month, regardless of whether or not interest rates increase on the wider market. The downside is that if interest rates fall, you will be locked into your fixed rate deal.

Variable rate mortgages

If you have a variable rate mortgage, this means that your monthly payments can go up or down over time. Most lenders will have a Standard Variable Rate (SVR), which is the rate charged when any fixed, discounted or other type of mortgage deal comes to an end. 

There are usually no Early Repayment Charges (ERCs) if you want to switch away from your lender’s SVR. Here are the following types of variable rate mortgage:

  • Tracker mortgages – move directly in line with another interest rate – normally the Bank of England’s base rate. This means that when the base rate goes up, your mortgage rate goes up by the same amount, and when it goes down, your mortgage rate goes down.
  • Discounted rate mortgages – This is a discount off the lender’s standard variable rate (SVR) and only applies for a certain length of time, typically two or three years. It’s worth noting that just because a lender is offering a big discount, it may not make their mortgage the best deal. SVRs differ between lenders, so there might be a better rate out there without a discount.
  • Capped rate mortgagesthis means your rate moves in line with the lender’s SVR. They have an interest rate cap which means that the rate can’t rise above a certain level.

 How does a first-time buyer mortgage work?

  • You have to deposit at least 5% of the property’s value 
  • If it’s your first time to own a residential property in the UK, it’s worth considering what your Loan to Value (LTV) will be. Your LTV is the ratio between the amount of the loan you take out and the value of your property as a whole
  • You can apply for a joint mortgage, however, both applicants must be first-time buyers.
  • For non-UK residents, you can apply and take a look at Residential and Buy-to-let rates.

Finally, the rates of first time buyer mortgage differ depending on your preferred bank. Here are some of the examples of banks that offer various interest rates:

  • Barclays’ first time buyer rates usually ask for 10% of the amount you want to borrow as a deposit – but some of our mortgages are designed to help if you’re struggling to save up that amount. You could also apply for a mortgage with a minimum 5% deposit using the mortgage guarantee scheme.
  • HSBC’s first time buyer rates have indicated various rates. On the other hand, the lowest interest rate is 3.19% fixed for a 2-year fixed standard mortgage rate.
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Relatively, you can also check and compare the first time buyer mortgages in the UK according to your preferred buyer type:

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 How does Buy to let mortgage work?

  • You’ll need a minimum 25% deposit for a buy-to-let mortgage, although it can vary between 20-40%.
  • A buy-to-let mortgage is a mortgage loan specifically designed for the purpose of purchasing a property to rent it out.
  • The majority of Buy to Let mortgages are interest only. This means that the monthly repayments will only pay off the interest, not the amount owed on the mortgage (known as capital).

In addition to this, you can easily calculate how much you can borrow using a buy to let mortgage calculator based on your expected rental income.

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Cost of Investment Property

Once you have familiarized yourself with the kinds of mortgages, the next step is to learn more about the costs of investment! Here is a summary breakdown of the entire costs that you will need to consider in order to invest in the UK:

UPFRONT COSTS:

1. Stamp Duty – is a mandatory tax that has to be paid if you purchase a residential property and usually costs more than £125,000. You can also use a stamp duty calculator for a more accurate answer. Let’s take a look at the stamp duty rates: 

Stamp Duty Rates
Minimum property purchase price Maximum property purchase price Stamp Duty Rate
£0 £125,000 0%
£125,001 £250,000 2%
£250,001 £925,000 5%
£925,001 £1.5 million 10%
Over £1.5 million 12%

It’s necessary to file a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) return and pay the due for 14 days to avoid penalties. However, this varies accordingly:

Stamp Duty Relief for first-time buyers 

A stamp duty is NOT necessary to pay for on properties worth £300,000. You will only have to pay stamp duty at the relevant rate of 5% on the remaining amount for up to £200,000

However, if the property that you’re planning to purchase is worth over £500,000, then you will need to pay the stand rates of stamp duty and will no longer be qualified as a first-time buyer.

Stamp Duty for Non-Residents
The rates are usually + 2% higher in comparison to UK residents. Different rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) are also applicable to those who purchase a residential property in England & Northern Ireland.

Stamp Duty on Second Homes

If you are planning to purchase another property, you have to pay an extra 3% in stamp duty on top of the standard rates. This excludes mobile homes & caravans.

2. Cost of the Property – depending on your preferred property type, the cost of your target property should be estimated using an Airbnb calculator

Average Property Prices in the UK
Property Types Detached Semi-Detached Terraced Flats
Average Price £391,747 £245,218 £207,267 £218,829

Source: RW Invest UK

Average Property Prices in the London
Property Types Detached Semi-Detached Terraced Flats
Average Price £1,088,765 £682,453 £574,983 £443,216

Source: UK Government

Average Property Prices in the Wales
Property Types Detached Semi-Detached Terraced Flats
Average Price £326,907 £205,379 £164,838 £133,082

Source: UK Government

3. Legal Fees – with the help of a professional solicitor, legal paperworks can easily be handled which may cost around £1,000 – £2,000.

4. Land Registry Fees – properties in the UK with the price range of £100,001 – £200,000 will cost a £200 land registry fee. On the other hand, properties ranging from £200,001 – £500,000 will cost around £300.

5. Cash Buffer –  refers to the number of days wherein your business may have surprise costs. You can prepare at least £2,000 as a cash reserve for any unplanned expenses that may come your way.

ONGOING COSTS: 

1. Repayment mortgage is one of the ongoing costs that you have to consider. Usually, in a series of monthly payments, this refers to paying both the capital that was lent and the interest accrued. 

Here are some of the most recommended mortgage repayment calculators online that are free:

  • Money Facts UK
  • Money Helper UK
  • Money Supermarket
  • Agency fees vary based on the percentage of the price your property. It can go anywhere from 0.75% to 3% VAT, depending on the type of contract that you have signed with your estate agent. 

For instance, if a property is listed for £250,000, then a traditional estate agent fee could be £3,750.

LEGAL FEES: 

1. Licensed conveyancer fees indicates any professional service to your solicitor or licenced conveyancer for completing legal work such as handling contracts, local council searches, and the like. You can also ask for conveyancing quotations which are usually fixed rates & fully inclusive. 

The fees vary according to the type of property, location, and how complex the transaction would be. For instance, in London, a solicitor usually charges £850 – £1,500 with a VAT of 20%.

2. Mortgage fees in the UK usually include the following:

  • Booking fee = £99 – £250
  • Arrangement fee = £2,000
  • Mortgage valuation fee = £150 above
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Timeline to Purchase a Property in the UK

So let’s talk about how long does it usually take to buy a property in the UK. While it’s a long process that should be properly strategized, it’s important to know how the typical timeline looks like. Here’s a detailed end-to-end timeline to prepare your expectations:

1. Getting a mortgage Agreement in Principle (AIP) 24 hours

First and foremost, getting a mortgage in principle agreement should be the first thing you have to do to understand the price bracket of properties. When you approach a lender, it usually takes 24 hours – a few days to get an AIP.

2. Searching for the Right Property 4 weeks to 8 months

This stage depends on what kind of property you are looking for. For instance, if you want a newly built property in an area with housing developments, then it won’t take a long time. You can also conduct an online research using estate agent sites to speed up the process!

3. Submitting & Approval 1 day to 2 weeks

Once you have found the perfect property, the next step is to put in your offer. However, once your offer has been accepted, you can’t legally purchase the property yet until the exchange of contracts.

This is why you’ll need an estate agent’s help to make sure that your target property is settled & can’t be replaced by other offers!

4. Setting up your Mortgage 2 to 8 weeks

By looking at various mortgage deals online, you can easily compare the costs & other factors to find the best deal. However, if you don’t have much time to do so, then seeking advice from mortgage experts in the UK  would make your life easier!

5. Conveyancing 4 to 12 weeks

This includes environmental searches, planning permission & other important documents that a conveyancing firm has to perform on your behalf. More often than not, a mortgage lender or broker is connected to a conveyancer so it’s best to ask for their recommendations.

6. Exchanging of contracts 2 to 3 weeks

In this stage, the house purchase agreement is legally binding between the buyer & seller. Since most banks have a limited amount to transfer money, it’s best to check with them to make sure that your account isn’t over the limit.

7. Completion date 2 weeks

Congratulations! Once your conveyancer has successfully facilitated the transfer of ffunds, you will need to consider other errands including paying stamp duty, registering, obtaining the title deeds, and the like.

• In summary, the maximum timeline for purchasing a property would be around 31 weeks or 7 months in general. Although this depends on your preferred property & other legal considerations, it’s always recommended to ask for advice from estate experts in the UK.

Where to find properties for sale? 

Not sure where to find properties for sale in the UK? Make an informed decision by looking at the following list of options:

• Drive around your preferred area

If you need more convincing before you finalize your decision to purchase, then it’s highly recommended to visit or drive around your preferred area and look at the properties for sale! 

Reach out to UK-based estate agents

If you simply don’t have the time to look thoroughly for properties, then a lending hand from an estate agent is definitely the best option. By looking at the best UK estate agents & estate agents directory, you can definitely choose the best fit for your desired property.

• Look at the best property websites

There’s no denying that your pool of options can seem a little too overwhelming, so here are some of the best property websites in the UK that you can look into:

I. Rightmove

II. Zoopla

III. Savills

IV. On the Market

What is a good cash return / net rental yield? 

You can generate good cashflow from your residential investment prroeprty by either renting out long-term or short-term. For the long-term rental, you’ll rent out your property for minimum 12 months. There’s very little maintenance to do and you’ll need to visit the property on a quarterly basis to do inspections & other similar errands. 

However, if you are after high return investments such as over 10% net rental income, running a short-term rental is what you need to consider. By doing short-term rental, you need to target somewhere between 10 – 25% net rental yield, and 20-50% cash return during the first year. 

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The Ultimate Airbnb Investment Guide

If you’ve always wanted to start investing in Aribnb but don’t know how – this article is for you! Learn about the process of Airbnb investment, the necessary steps you need to take, legal considerations, key metrics for successful Airbnb hosting, and so much more. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Airbnb Investment:

1.  How do you start an Airbnb investment?

If you already own the property, the first step is to take note of your overall costs and learn how much money you’re expecting to make using a precise Airbnb calculator. Since the property is yours, you only need to consider a few expenses & can even learn how to start Airbnb with no money!

On the other hand, if you are planning to purchase a property – you have to select the best location to attract the right target market and avoid bankruptcy in the rental business industry. You also have to create an Airbnb Investment Analysis to consider how much a property can make in a certain neighborhood or city, get acquainted with the Airbnb regulations, add the best Airbnb amenities, review the area’s tourism data, and anticipate other extra costs in the long run. 

2. What are the requirements, taxes, and other legal considerations?

Once you have selected a target location for your Airbnb investment, it’s important to be aware of the laws in your target area in order to be on the right track. 

Some of the legal considerations include business licenses, special permits, taxes, landlord-tenant laws, and other agreements. 

Learn more about the Airbnb regulations by city here.

3. Where is Airbnb most profitable?

We conducted an in-depth research to identify the Airbnb occupancy rates by city and the data revealed that Miami Beach is the most profitable city, with the highest annual revenue of $63,072.

4. What are the Airbnb investment key metrics?

The key metrics of Airbnb are essential for hosts & managers to keep track of their overall finances and anticipate future expenses. These include the following:

– Occupancy Rate – the total number of days that a property is booked by guests. This is calculated by dividing the number of booked nights over the number of available nights. 

Net Operating Income – refers to the total revenue earned by a property after subtracting the operating expenses. This can be calculated by deducting the gross income with operating expenses.

Average Daily Rate (ADR) this represents the daily revenue that a rented property can make. It can be calculated by dividing the total bookings revenue over the total number of nights booked.

Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR) refers to the total amount of revenue a single room can make in your property. RevPAR is an essential metric that allows you to have an overview of your property’s performance and anticipate revenue increase.

You can calculate RevPAR by multiplying your average daily rate with occupancy rate.

Average Length of Stay (ALOS)this metric refers to the average number of nights that have been booked by an individual guest. This can be calculated by diving the number of nights booked with the total number of individual guest bookings.

Relatively, if you have more than 1 property to manage, you can also calculate how much profit you can make in the next years by adding all the total costs that your guests paid for each of your rental properties.

5. How much money does it take to invest in an Airbnb?

If you already own the property, some of the financial considerations include:

1. Furnishing costs ($4,000 / two-bedroom) 

 If you are furnishing the property from scratch and are on a limited budget, you can look for second-hand furniture (dining table, 2-seater sofa, wooden bedframe, and lamps) online which may cost around $3,000 per unit. 

You can also invest in multiple linens, high-quality mattress, and other bedroom essentials for as low as $1,000 per unit. Learn more about Airbnb startup costs in order to anticipate other basic expenses.

2. Cleaning services (Average fee: $65-105)

Cleaning costs may vary according to the type of listing that you offer & the size of your property. DIY cleaning is also an option if you have the time! You can also consider pricing correctly by looking at the average Airbnb cleaning prices:

One room in a shared home: $25

One bedroom: $40

Two bedroom: $75

Three bedroom: $110

Four bedroom: $140

Relatively, if you don’t know how to find the Airbnb cleaning service that’s suitable for your property,here are some of the trusted sites that you can look into:

AIRTASKER HOMEADVISOR | THUMBTACK | TURNOVERBNB

3. Legal consultation fees ($199 – $400)

It’s also important to have a real estate lawyer who can readily provide legal guidance to your Airbnb business in case you will face legal issues with the landlord or guests and help in damage claims & insurance. Here are some of the recommended Airbnb consulation services:

BUILDYOURBNB  RENTINGYOURPLACE | ALLBELONG

6. What are the pros and cons of long term rental vs short term rental?

If you’re still deciding whether you can invest in a long-term or short-term rental, here are some of the pros and cons for each to help you make an informative decision:

Long-term rentals (occupied by a tenant for a 12-month period)

PROS: Highly predictable rental income, lower tenant turnover, and ease of financing.

CONS: Difficulty in routine maintenance and limitations to raise the rent price.

Short-term rentals (rented on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis)

PROS: Higher potential gross rental income, better maintenance & flexibility.

CONS: Limited by local laws, lack of consistent rental income & higher operating costs.

7. How do you price an Airbnb rental?

If you are worried about pricing either too high or low, you have the option to select an Airbnb Dynamic Pricing to help you set the right price or spy on your competitor’s current pricing strategies.

8. How much do Airbnb hosts earn annually?

Based on our conducted research about average occupancy rates in various cities across the globe, here are the list of cities and their annual revenue:

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View more cities and learn more about Airbnb Data 2022!

9. How do I discover new emerging markets?

You can discover and compare new emerging markets in the Airbnb industry with the help of an accurate data analytics tool to provide sound investment data & ranks.

Here are the different types of short-term rental analytics to guide you through!

10. How do I identify high-return homes?

You can easily identify high-return homes in the Airbnb industry by conducting either of the following techniques:

– Research for positive economic & demographic trends – by looking at the local economy’s GDP and employment growth rate, you can determine the highest return on real estate investments.

– Look out for the average performance of rental properties – checking the average performance on rentals can give you a concrete way to determine a high-return market.

– Use an Airbnb analytics heatmap – with the help of an Airbnb analytics tool, you can just sit back and relax while looking at accurate properties that are performing excellently! 

The heatmap will allow you to filter results in your chosen location and display essential numbers such as cash on cash return, net rental yield, and profit before tax.

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Best Tips & Guidelines for Airbnb Investment

Step-by-step Guide for Airbnb Beginners

If you have decided to start investing on Airbnb, there are a few major considerations that you have to think of. This includes the following: 

  • Choose the right location – identifying the right location will allow you to foresee if your target market will have a high demand for your Airbnb property. 
  • Local regulations & laws – no matter how you try to strive in the Airbnb business industry, you will only end up closing if you ignore the local laws. Make sure to do a thorough research before investing in your preferred area.
  • Make an informed decision based on numbers – once you have chosen the right location & considered the local regulations and laws, the next step is to create an informed decision by basing your analysis on numbers:
How much $ will you spend & how much $ will you profit?

Fortunately, the advanced technology in the digital era has enabled hosts like you to save some precious time and help increase profitability with the help of Airbnb analytics tools! Here are your options for the best Airbnb dynamic pricing tool to help you figure out how you can price accordingly.

5 Tips for a Successful Airbnb Business

1. Run The Numbers

The biggest investment question: Is it worth the money? 

By anticipating the costs and calculating your potential revenue, you can expect that your Airbnb business is on the road to success.

For instance, if you can already forecast your annual expenses, you can easily determine how much your annual revenue is. Here’s an example of Airbnb ROI simulation from Airbtics:

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2. Furnish with Affordable yet High-quality Amenities

–  The majority of guests that are deciding to book on Airbnb are usually looking at a property’s amenities, so make sure to give your best shot!

By investing in the best Airbnb amenities, you can exceed your guest’s expectations without losing so much money!

3. Promote your Listings Consistently

You can ask any successful Airbnb hosts that you know and they’d tell you that promoting Airbnb listings  is truly essential. 

To do this, you can consider taking aesthetic photos of your property and highlight your edge among the competitors, coordinate with your local tourism council, and prioritize booking channels to become more responsive to inquiries!

4. Maintain Cleanliness

Now more than ever, guests are definitely looking for more than just fancy stuff that they can find on your property. Amidst the pandemic, maintaining cleanliness on your property is truly one of the things that a successful host consistently checks on.

5. 5-star Reviews

If you have just recently started with Airbnb, don’t worry! As soon as your property gets bookings, make the effort to send the best Airbnb message template to your guests & remind them to leave feedback about their experience. 

Here’s the challenge: Aim for a 5-star review!

 

How to Invest in Airbnb without Owning Property

Do you have to own a property in order to start investing in Airbnb? Absolutely not! 

Here are some of the finest options if you want to invest in Airbnb without owning a property:

1. Airbnb Rental Arbitrage

– How to get started with Airbnb Rental Arbitrage?

Airbnb rental arbitrage is a technique that some hosts are trying out because they can keep the money for themselves without much commitment. 

You can get started by looking for your preferred property and put it up for rent with the main purpose of subletting it on vacation rental sites to generate revenue. 

PROS:  An expensive capital is not necessary when purchasing your own property. Plus, you can definitely have all the total income for yourself!

CONS: There are only a few selected landlords who will allow you to sublet their property on Airbnb. This is because of the local laws & regulations against subletting.

How much can you earn on Airbnb rental arbitrage?

Depending on the location and size of your property, you can determine accurate revenue numbers by looking at the Airbnb rental arbitrage guide

For instance, you can calculate your revenue by multiplying the year-round occupancy rate and average daily rate. If you charge $150 per night and achieve a 70% occupancy rate, you will make around $38,325 excluding other expenses and taxes.

2. Become a certified STR property manager (courses available online)

– Since there is a rapid demand in the vacation rental industry, becoming an STR property manager might also be the path for you! 

Some of the key responsibilities include managing the needs of property owners, marketing tasks, confirming bookings, supervising the check-in process, and the like.

While some cities do not require licensing to be an STR manager, the best technique is to become a certified STR property manager by enrolling in  property management courses online and receiving a specialized certification. 

Some of the most recommended STR courses include:

VACATION RENTAL UNIVERSITY   |  CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS  |      ALTERSCHOOL

3. Co-hosting to an Airbnb host (10-20% per booking)

If you want to learn more about the Airbnb process, co-hosting might be the best recommendation for you! 

Similar to a short-term rental manager’s duties, being a co-host will include tasks such as confirming bookings, property inspections, communicating with guests, and the like.

Airbnb Investment Analysis 

Before you decide to invest your hard-earned money in Airbnb, it’s important to create an Airbnb investment analysis. Here are your two options to do this:

1. You can either conduct an Airbnb investment analysis manually which takes a lot of time and effort;

2. Or utilize an accurate Airbnb analytics tool like Airbtics.

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Airbnb Occupancy Rates in Digital Nomad Cities

Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Introduction

In the past, people used to wait for their grand retirement to have the freedom of doing anything they want in life. Particularly, traveling to their lifelong dream destinations! It’s like how the characters from the movie ‘Up’ waited for the right time to start their adventures together but..why wait until it’s too late? When the idea of being a digital nomad was formally introduced in 1997, more and more people had an extremely inspiring awakening about living the nomadic lifestyle. To sum it up, digital nomads can be described as remote workers who are traveling to their preferred destinations in the world.  When you try to think about it, it’s actually a pretty sweet deal! You get to live a work-life balance set up – have a cup of coffee by the beach or drink lemonade with a breathtaking view of the mountains while working remotely and earn $ at the same time! In this article, we featured the Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities along with the major considerations such as cost of living, internet speed, visa applications, travel expenses, and the like.

First things first: if you want to target digital nomads in the market or be one yourself, it’s important to learn about the occupancy rates by city as a start. Continue reading to figure out each city’s average cost of living, average daily rates, annual revenue, peak seasons, and the list goes on!

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Airbnb Occupancy Rates in Digital Nomad Cities 2022

As seen on the data chart above, we have ranked each of the digital nomad cities’ respective Airbnb occupancy rates from lowest to highest in order to identify them easily. To attain accurate data presented in this article, we utilized the best Airbnb calculator and filtered 1-2 beds & baths that are suitable for a digital nomad’s room. 

Let’s dig in and check out the Airbnb data that we discovered for the top digital nomad cities in the world!

Airbnb Occupancy Rates in the Top Digital Nomad Cities

Antigua, Guatemala
Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua is a city filled with history & delivers an enjoyable and slightly adventurous Latin American experience with the unbridled nature Central America. This city is also one of the cheapest places in Central America.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,058
  • Number of VRBO listings: 104
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 38% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $88
  • Monthly Revenue: $928
  • Annual Revenue: $12,672
  • International Traveller Ratio: 92% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Guatemala City
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: February – March
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,297
  • Internet Speed: 6mbps
  • Visa Length: No visa is required for a day of 90 days or less for most nationalities. For more information, check out Guatemalan Immigrations official website.
Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
Arugam, Sri Lanka

Arugam Bay is a moon-shaped curl of soft sand and is home to a famed point break that many regard as the best surf spot. It’s a tiny place, with a population of a few hundred, and everything is dotted along a single road which parallels the coast.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 202
  • Number of VRBO listings: 3
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 18% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $58
  • Monthly Revenue: $224
  • Annual Revenue: $3,816
  • International Traveller Ratio: 50% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: Germany
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: London
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: February 
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $620
  • Internet Speed: 9mbps (often with unstable connection)
  • Visa Length: Initially valid for 30 days ($20) and extendable to 6 months. For more information, check out Sri Lanka Immigration’s official visa page.
Athens, Greece
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Athens is a historic city and the capital of Greece. It is bustling metropolis with plenty to see and do by day or night with plenty of coworking spaces, a growing digital nomad scene, and a generally great lifestyle. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 7,662
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,396
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 44% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $83
  • Monthly Revenue: $1,158
  • Annual Revenue: $14,172
  • International Traveller Ratio: 97% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: London
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: March 
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $2,888
  • Internet Speed: 13mbps (weak internet connection in most places)
  • Visa Lengt: Free Schengen visa of 90 days per 180 shared with other Schengen countries. Read for Greece’s visa conditions.
Austin, Texas
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Austin is located in central Texas, at the boundary between the Texas Hill Country and the prairies of East Texas. Austin’s cost of living is a little expensive and is charming like few other places in the US.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 7,486
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,641
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 44% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $270
  • Monthly Revenue: $4,207
  • Annual Revenue: $53,484
  • International Traveller Ratio: 14% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: Canada
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Houston
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: March 
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $4,402
  • Internet Speed: 77mbps
Bangkok, Thailand
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

If you’re a digital nomad but love the perks of living in a big city, then Bangkok is the right city for you. There are numerous places to explore and this city is an amazing alternative to Chiang Mai.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 14,872
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,196
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 26% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $72
  • Monthly Revenue: $474
  • Annual Revenue: $7,260
  • International Traveller Ratio: 50% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Bangkok
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: February
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,350
  • Internet Speed: 33mbps
  • Visa Length: Thailand visa: 2 Months + 1 Month Extension & 1,900 Baht Fee for $60
Bansko, Bulgaria
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

For nomads that prefer mountains over beaches, Bansko is a top option. In summertime, count on their being fewer nomads and expats in general, but plenty of nature, mountains, lakes, and nature parks, to enjoy cheaply.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 758
  • Number of VRBO listings: 67
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 27% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $68
  • Monthly Revenue: $643
  • Annual Revenue: $7,488
  • International Traveller Ratio: 86% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: UK
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Sofia
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: February – March
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,428
  • Internet Speed: 30mbps
  • Visa Length: Up to 90 days every 180 days. Bulgaria is an EU country but is not in the Schengen zone. See Bulgaria Visa Information for your reference.
Barcelona, Spain
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

The city of Barcelona has countless coworking spaces, cafes with strong wifi and generally has a never ending nightlife. In addition to this, the cost of living is extremely low and there are numerous accommodations available

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 11,334
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,844
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 49% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $156
  • Monthly Revenue: $2,486
  • Annual Revenue: $29,772
    International Traveller Ratio: 85% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Paris
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: September – October
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,350
  • Internet Speed: 33mbps
  • Visa Length: Free Schengen visa of 90 days per 180 days (shared with other Schengen countries). For your reference, see Schengen visa info.
Berlin, Germany
Berlin

Berlin is a diverse city filled with history and culture. As the capital city of Germany, Berlin is renowned for its exceptional range of landmarks, vibrant cultural scene and way of life that’s somehow all go yet relaxed.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 7,134
  • Number of VRBO listings: 543
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 49% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $135
  • Monthly Revenue: $2,196
  • Annual Revenue: $25,584
  • International Traveller Ratio: 75% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: New York City
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: August – September
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $3,000
  • Internet Speed: 23mbps
  • Visa Length: Up to 90 days, then you have to apply for a Schengen short-stay visa to Germany (C-type visa). For more information, visit Germany visa information.
Belgrade, Serbia
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Belgrade has all types of architecture, from Ottoman to Austro Hungarian, Art Nouveau, and contemporary architecture. The majority of nomads in Belgrade noted that this city offers a western European lifestyle on an Eastern European budget.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,949
  • Number of VRBO listings: 196
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 47% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $91
  • Monthly Revenue: $1,456
  • Annual Revenue: $16,032
  • International Traveller Ratio: 83% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Belgrade
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: July – August 
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,537
  • Internet Speed: 34mbps
  • Visa Length: Serbia is not part of the Schengen zone and offers a free 90-day visa for most visitors
Bratislava, Slovakia
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Another popular European digital nomad location is the city of Bratislava in Slovakia. This city has fast 32 Mbps internet and a moderate climate, which makes it easy to live and work here on the road. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 842
  • Number of VRBO listings: 49
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 39% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $83
  • Monthly Revenue: $875
  • Annual Revenue: $12,432
  • International Traveller Ratio: 86% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: UK
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Bratislava
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: August – September
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,252
  • Internet Speed: 32mbps
  • Visa Length: Up to 90 days. For detailed instructions, visit Slovakia visa information
Budapest, Hungary
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Budapest is famous for its rich culture, underground caves, the mighty Danube River, and for being the Spa Capital of the World. Nomads have dubbed Budapest as “the Bangkok of Eastern Europe” for positive and negative reasons. Though this city is fantastic, the locals and can be somewhat closed and closed off to foreigners.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 5,544
  • Number of VRBO listings: 565
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 49% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $102
  • Monthly Revenue: $1,351
  • Annual Revenue: $19,320
  • International Traveller Ratio: 94% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: UK
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: London
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: November – December
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,542
  • Internet Speed: 38mbps
  • Visa Length: Free Schengen visa of 90 days per 180 days (shared with other Schengen countries). Check out Hungary’s visa policy for your reference.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Buenos Aires has good metro system that allows you to get anywhere in this huge city cheaply and easily across this amazing city. The majority of digital nomads in this city noted an extremely low cost of living.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 15,679
  • Number of VRBO listings: 855
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 37% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $63
  • Monthly Revenue: $747
  • Annual Revenue: $9,168
  • International Traveller Ratio: 88% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: Brazil
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Buenos Aires
  • Most common guests language: Spanish
  • Peak season: February – March 
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $733
  • Internet Speed: 23mbps
  • Visa Length: 3 months according to Argentina visa
Cairo, Egypt
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

If you are a digital nomad seeking for convenience, comfort, and a fast wifi connection, Cairo might not be an ideal city for you. Although this city is rich in history and ancient artifacts, some of the downsides here include traffic & pollution.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 308
  • Number of VRBO listings: 18
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 44% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $54
  • Monthly Revenue: $889
  • Annual Revenue: $9,384
  • International Traveller Ratio: 90% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: New York City
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: May
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $853
  • Internet Speed: 6mbps
  • Visa Length: 180 days based on Egypt Visa information
Canggu, Indonesia
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

The city of Canggu is ideal for digital nomads who would like to work as much as they want to be by the sea & explore surfing. It has plenty of co-working spaces, cafes, and a community of digital nomads.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 2,806
  • Number of VRBO listings: 906
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 30% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $102
  • Monthly Revenue: $909
  • Annual Revenue: $11,532
  • International Traveller Ratio: 50% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Jakarta
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: November – December
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,103
  • Internet Speed: 21mbps
  • Visa Length: 30 days for a single entry according to Indonesian visa policies
Cape Town, South Africa
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Cape Town is one of the best locations for digital nomads in Africa. Not to mention its countless coffee shops and coworking spaces, this city offers a cheap cost of living.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 10,805
  • Number of VRBO listings:1,220
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 41% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $114
  • Monthly Revenue: $1,495
  • Annual Revenue: $17,832
  • International Traveller Ratio: 92% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: Germany
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Cape Town
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: November – January
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,738
  • Internet Speed: 9mbps
  • Visa Length: 90 days according to South Africa’s visitor visa
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Chiang Mai is a remarkable city among the digital nomad community because of its affordability and good quality of life. It’s easy to get around, has excellent wi-fi, cheap, and plenty of co-working spaces for nomads.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 5,429
  • Number of VRBO listings: 373
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 23% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $64
  • Monthly Revenue: $378
  • Annual Revenue: $5,796
  • International Traveller Ratio: 50% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Bangkok
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: February – March
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $989
  • Internet Speed: 30 Mbps
  • Visa Length: 2 Months + 1 Month Extension | 1,900 Baht Fee for $60. For more information, see Thailand’s visa policies.
Cusco, Peru
Cusco

This city is suitable for nomads who are looking for an adventure more than stability. Cusco will give you an exquisite nomadic lifestyle as it offers numerous exciting outdoor activities.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,946
  • Number of VRBO listings: 96
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 37% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $37
  • Monthly Revenue: $390
  • Annual Revenue: $5,328
  • International Traveller Ratio: 90% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: New York City
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: August
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,144
  • Internet Speed: 11mbps
  • Visa Length: 6 months according to Peru visa
Cuenca, Ecuador
Cuenca

This UNESCO World Heritage-listed city is a joy to explore and offers many opportunities to learn more about Andean culture. You can also spend your work breaks napping along the Rio Tomebamba riverfront or visit one of the local museums. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,028
  • Number of VRBO listings: 52
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 29% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $47
  • Monthly Revenue: $404
  • Annual Revenue: $5,304
  • International Traveller Ratio: 67% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Guayaquil
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: December
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $874
  • Internet Speed: 16mbps
  • Visa Length: 90 days according to Ecuador visa
Da Lat, Vietnam
Da Lat

The city of Da Lat is a quiet place to work since there aren’t a lot of nightlife and tourists. If you are looking for a low cost of living in Vietnam, Da Lat may be a good place to enjoy a Vietnamese nomadic travel experience.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 478
  • Number of VRBO listings: 13
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 24% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $53
  • Monthly Revenue: $381
  • Annual Revenue: $4,776
  • International Traveller Ratio: 24% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Ho Chi Minh City
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: August
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $978
  • Internet Speed: 13mbps
  • Visa Length: 1 Year (Us Citizens) Or 3 Months Multi-Entry + 3 Month Extension | $135 Fee. Check out Vietnamese tourist visas for more information.
Danang, Vietnam
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Danang is a beautiful city with plenty of co-working spaces where digital nomads can increase productiveness. However, the social scene for foreigners is noted for being a little difficult in comparison to other Asian cities. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 3,468
  • Number of VRBO listings: 317
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 13% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $54
  • Monthly Revenue: $225
  • Annual Revenue: $2,664
  • International Traveller Ratio: 50% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Seoul
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: May
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,026
  • Internet Speed: 14mbps
  • Visa Length: 1 Year (Us Citizens) Or 3 Months Multi-Entry + 3 Months Extension. Check out the validity of Vietnamese visas for more information.
Dahab, Egypt
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Dahab is a city in Egypt that is known for its warm weather and is the cheapest yet safest location for digital nomads in the Middle East & North Africa. On the other hand, one of the city’s downsides is not having an extremely strong wifi connection or cell signal.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 577
  • Number of VRBO listings: 14
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 41% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $80
  • Monthly Revenue: $824
  • Annual Revenue: $12,552
  • International Traveller Ratio: 88% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Cairo
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: November
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,019
  • Internet Speed: 9mbps
  • Visa Length: 6 months
Goa, India
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Goa is one of India’s southern states and is famous for its beaches and places of worship. The city’s tourism is its primary industry, and is generally focused on the coastal areas of Goa, with decreased tourist activity inland.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 4,191
  • Number of VRBO listings: 268
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 37% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $61
  • Monthly Revenue: $671
  • Annual Revenue: $8,532
  • International Traveller Ratio: 40% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Mumbai
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: November – December
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,369
  • Internet Speed: 10mbps
  • Visa Lengthe: Tourist e-Visa valid for 30 days, 1 year, or 5 years according to Indian e-Visa
Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Guanacaste

This nomad city offers tropical weather & a breathtaking view of the Carribean sea. On the other hand, Guanacaste was noted with slower internet speeds and expensive rent costs.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 88
  • Number of VRBO listings: 3
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 32% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $89
  • Monthly Revenue: $909
  • Annual Revenue: $10,668
  • International Traveller Ratio: 75
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: San José
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: February
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $2,000
  • Internet Speed: 3.9 – 7mbps
  • Visa Length: 90 days according to Costa Rica’s visa information
Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi

Hanoi is a beautiful Vietnamese city with plenty of nomadic infrastructures that you can enjoy. Filled with accessible local cafes, this city offers a unique architecture because of its French influence.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 5,987
  • Number of VRBO listings: 377
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 16% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $87
  • Monthly Revenue: $203
  • Annual Revenue: $5,256
  • International Traveller Ratio: 50
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Hanoi
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: March
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $960
  • Internet Speed: 16mbps
  • Visa Length: 1 Year (Us Citizens) or 3 Months Multi-Entry + 3 Month Extension
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Ho Chi Minh is considered as one of Southeast Asia’s digital nomad-friendly cities and is ideal for those who are hustling with a limited budget. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 285
  • Number of VRBO listings: 25
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 13% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $38
  • Monthly Revenue: $178
  • Annual Revenue: $1,944
  • International Traveller Ratio: 50
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Hanoi
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: April
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $961
  • Internet Speed: 13mbps
  • Visa Length:1 Year (Us Citizens) Or 3 Months Multi-Entry + 3 Months Extension
Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul

Istanbul is an ideal city for nomads who are looking for a historical experience with accessible transportation in a big city. The cost of living & food expenses are remarkably cheap too! 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 17,056
  • Number of VRBO listings: 651
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 41% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $78
  • Monthly Revenue: $905
  • Annual Revenue: $12,348
  • International Traveller Ratio: 88
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Istanbul
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: February – March
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,067
  • Internet Speed: 12mbps
  • Visa Length: 90-day multiple-entry based on Turkey’s e-Visa
Izmir, Turkey
Izmir

Izmir is a budget-friendly city that offers a rich culture and a quality living experience. However, it can be extremely hot during the summertime in this city.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 4,073
  • Number of VRBO listings: 110
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 30% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $75
  • Monthly Revenue: $620
  • Annual Revenue: $8,784
  • International Traveller Ratio: 89
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Istanbul
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: July – August
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $685
  • Internet Speed: 19mbps
  • Visa Length: 90-day multiple-entry based on Turkey’s e-Visa
Johannesburg, South Africa
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

In this city, you can find charming restaurants & coffee shops that are suitable for a unique digital nomad experience. Although internet speed may be a primary concern for most cities in Africa, there are plenty of remote workers who are staying in Johannesburg because of the good quality of life & low cost of living.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 2,119
  • Number of VRBO listings: 85
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 33% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $84
  • Monthly Revenue: $786
  • Annual Revenue: $10,596
  • International Traveller Ratio: 67
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Cape Town
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: June
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,961
  • Internet Speed: 12mbps
  • Visa Length: 90 days according to South Africa’s visitor visa
Krakow, PolanD
Krakow

Krakow is undeniably one of the cheapest locations for digital nomads who prefer to try visiting Europe! Because it offers the lowest cost of living in Europe, a handful of digital nomads stay in most cafes and co-working spaces with excellent internet speed.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 4,385
  • Number of VRBO listings: 506
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 44% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $76
  • Monthly Revenue: $954
  • Annual Revenue: $12,984
  • International Traveller Ratio: 88
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: London
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: August
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,574
  • Internet Speed: 43mbps
  • Visa Length: Up to 90 days, then you have to apply for a Schengen short-term visa. For more information, visit Poland visa information 
Kathmandu, Nepal
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

If you’re looking forward to working near the Himalayas & Everest, this is the right city for an adventurous digital nomad like you! With its relatively cheap cost of living and average internet speed, Kathmandu is a must-place city for the majority of outdoor enthusiasts.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,885
  • Number of VRBO listings:65
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 23% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $49
  • Monthly Revenue: $290
  • Annual Revenue: $4,344
  • International Traveller Ratio: 96
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: London
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: March
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $609
  • Internet Speed: 8mbps
  • Visa Length: 15 Days (30 USD), 30 Days (50 USD), and 90 Days (125 USD) visas on arrival available at Tribhuvan International Airport on arrival for most nationalities. Learn more information about Nepal’s visas.
Lisbon, Portugal
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Lisbon is a small city that offers a unique vibe and a suitable working environment for any digital nomad. Because of its diverse environment, this city is inviting to various nomads who want to connect with others & explore a high quality of life. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 10,061
  • Number of VRBO listings: 2,274
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 53% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $114
  • Monthly Revenue: $1,865
  • Annual Revenue: $23,220
  • International Traveller Ratio: 93
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Paris
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: October
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $2,033
  • Internet Speed: 26mbps
  • Visa Length: Up to 90 days, then you have to apply for a Schengen short-term visa. For more information, visit Portugal visa information
Lima, Peru
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

This city is an ideal option for digital nomads who prefer to be in a rich & urban city with plenty of nightlife options and art exhibits. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 515
  • Number of VRBO listings: 14
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 26% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $32
  • Monthly Revenue: $248
  • Annual Revenue: $3,432
  • International Traveller Ratio: 57
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Lima
  • Most common guests language: Spanish
  • Peak season: February – March
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $942
  • Internet Speed: 14mbps
  • Visa Length: 6 months according to Peru visa
Lyon, France
Lyon

Lyon is a French city where the majority of travelers haven’t taken over yet – therefore having an exclusive vibe for nomads. However, you might need to speak their romantic language in order to have social engagements with locals. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,111
  • Number of VRBO listings: 101
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 49% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $128
  • Monthly Revenue: $1,889
  • Annual Revenue: $24,192
  • International Traveller Ratio: 50
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Paris
  • Most common guests language: French
  • Peak season: September
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $3,079
  • Internet Speed: 26mbps
  • Visa Length: Up to 90 days, then you have to apply for a Schengen short-term visa. For more information, see how to get a visa in France
Las Palmas, Spain
Las Palmas

Behold, the digital nomad city with the highest occupancy rate! Ranked as the first city because of its overall excellence, Las Palmas is the capital of Gran Canaria where the majority of digital nomads travel to.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,417
  • Number of VRBO listings: 415
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 56% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $99
  • Monthly Revenue: $1,825
  • Annual Revenue: $21,312
  • International Traveller Ratio: 94
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Germany
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Madrid
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: November – December
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,284
  • Internet Speed: 79mbps
  • Visa Length: Free Schengen visa of 90 days per 180 days (shared with other Schengen countries). For your reference, see how to get a visa in Spain
Madrid, Spain
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Madrid generally has everything you need in a nomadic city – from chic workspaces, reliable internet connection, to amazing nightlife & restaurants, this city has it all. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 7,041
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,060
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 55% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $149
  • Monthly Revenue: $2,496
  • Annual Revenue: $31,680
  • International Traveller Ratio: 90
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Madrid
  • Most common guests language: Spanish
  • Peak season: September – December
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $2,845
  • Internet Speed: 34mbps
  • Visa Length: Free Schengen visa of 90 days per 180 days (shared with other Schengen countries). For your reference, check out Spain visa requirements
Marseille, France
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

There’s no denying that this French city offers numerous coastal establishments with exquisite European charm, however, Marseille has limited co-working spaces with wi-fi. Although this may not be an ideal workplace for nomads, it’s definitely worth exploring this French city during work breaks!

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 4,691
  • Number of VRBO listings: 587
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 46% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $107
  • Monthly Revenue: $1,593
  • Annual Revenue: $19,152
  • International Traveller Ratio: 75
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Germany
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Paris
  • Most common guests language: French
  • Peak season: August
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $3,229
  • Internet Speed: 27mbps
  • Visa Length: Up to 90 days, then you have to apply for a Schengen short-term visa. For more information, see France visa requirements
Marrakesh, Morocco
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Morocco’s old architecture & low cost of living is a perfect combination for digital nomads who have old souls. On a side note, alcohol is controlled in this city, which might not be suitable for those who are expecting to unwind with tequila after a long day’s work.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 4,114
  • Number of VRBO listings: 346
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 29% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $70
  • Monthly Revenue: $594
  • Annual Revenue: $7,932
  • International Traveller Ratio: 75
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: France
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: London
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: February – March
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,906
  • Internet Speed: 8mbps
  • Visa Length: 90-day single or multiple entries based on the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Melbourne, Australia
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Known as Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne is popular for its cafes & co-working spaces with an excellent internet speed. The city’s great public transport is also an important factor to take note for digital nomads who are looking forward to exploring the city.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 13,871
  • Number of VRBO listings: 4,142
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 43% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $157
  • Monthly Revenue: $2,227
  • Annual Revenue: $26,856
  • International Traveller Ratio: 23
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: UK
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Melbourne
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: December – March
  •  Cost of living per month: $3,200
  •  Internet speed: 50mbps
  • Visa Length: 3 months according to Australia visa requirements
Nairobi, Kenya
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

If you are a unique digital nomad who wants to experience the nature & wildlife, Nairobi is the city for you! This city is also the economic & tech hub of East Africa, which makes it accessible for most remote workers & entrepreneurs. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 7,745
  • Number of VRBO listings: 506
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 27% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $57
  • Monthly Revenue: $485
  • Annual Revenue: $6,000
  • International Traveller Ratio: 92
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Nairobi
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: August
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,228
  • Internet Speed: 9mbps
  • Visa Length: 90 days as seen on Kenya visa requirements
Nantes, France
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Nantes is for digital nomads who are willing to pay the price for a wonderful European experience. Similar to Marseille, this city will require you to speak French for the most part to attain a complete nomadic experience.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,307
  • Number of VRBO listings: 87
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 51% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $92
  • Monthly Revenue: $1,509
  • Annual Revenue: $18,204
  • International Traveller Ratio: 8
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: UK
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Paris
  • Most common guests language: French
  • Peak season: September
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $4,437
  • Internet Speed: 42mbps
  • Visa Length: Up to 90 days, then you have to apply for a Schengen short-term visa. For more information, see France visa policies 
Penang, Malaysia
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Penang’s laid-back city-island offers an interesting culture to most digital nomads and vacationers. Aside from accessible coworking spaces with a strong internet connection, this city offers various cuisine & is relatively clean! 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,442
  • Number of VRBO listings: 114
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 25% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $74
  • Monthly Revenue: $582
  • Annual Revenue: $7,320
  • International Traveller Ratio:33
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Kuala Lumpur
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: December
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,085
  • Internet Speed: 19mbps
  • Visa Length: 3-12 months based on Malaysia visa requirements
Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
Puerto Viejo

If you imagine yourself in a coastal village without having to use the fake sea background during virtual meetings, this is the right city for you! Puerto Viejo offers an Afro-Carribean charm with the best nightlife too. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 449
  • Number of VRBO listings: 54
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 48% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $103
  • Monthly Revenue: $1,640
  • Annual Revenue: $19,080
  • International Traveller Ratio: 92% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: San José
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: March
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $2,380
  • Internet Speed: 9mbps
  • Visa Length: 90 days! Learn more on how to get a visa in Costa Rica
Quito, Ecuador
Quito

If you are a digital nomad who loves to be around nature, Quito is the most recommended city for you. Offering a low cost of living, this city is nearby hot springs, mountains, and volcanoes that you can definitely explore!

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 6,182
  • Number of VRBO listings: 188
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 29% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $46
  • Monthly Revenue: $391
  • Annual Revenue: $5,316
  • International Traveller Ratio: 86% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Quito
  • Most common guests language: Spanish
  • Peak season: February – March
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $989
  • Internet Speed: 10mbps
  • Visa Length: 90 days according to Ecuador visa requirements
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro

Do you want to work with a view of both the mountains & the sea? If yes, then Rio is the place to be! You can enjoy activities from the Carnaval, dance to samba music, or simply be one of the locals who know how to live a work-life balance setup.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,334
  • Number of VRBO listings: 74
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 33% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $98
  • Monthly Revenue: $598
  • Annual Revenue: $12,564
  • International Traveller Ratio: 42% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: France
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Rio de Janeiro
  • Most common guests language: Portuguese
  • Peak season: February – March
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,500
  • Internet Speed: 25mbps
  • Visa Length: 90 days according to Brazil visa requirements
Sofia, Bulgaria
Sofia

This city in Bulgaria offers a low cost of living & good quality of life for the majority of nomads. Since the locals in Sofia are extreme foodies, you can definitely see various cuisines that are tasty!

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,611
  • Number of VRBO listings: 254
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 43% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $54
  • Monthly Revenue: $712
  • Annual Revenue: $9,072
  • International Traveller Ratio: 75% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: UK
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Sofia
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: July
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,401
  • Internet Speed: 27mbps
  • Visa Length: Up to 90 days every 180 days. Bulgaria is an EU country but is not in the Schengen zone. See how to get a visa in Bulgaria for your reference
St. Petersburg, Russia
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

St. Petersburg is filled with co-working spaces with accessible public transportation. On a side note, if you would like to stay here for more than a year, you have to consider that it could get disastrous during the winter season.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 6,780
  • Number of VRBO listings: 270
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 45% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $66
  • Monthly Revenue: $864
  • Annual Revenue: $11,232
  • International Traveller Ratio: 33% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Moscow
  • Most common guests language: Russian
  • Peak season: June
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,628
  • Internet Speed: 15mbps
  • Visa Length: 30 days | 3 years for US citizens according to Russian visas validity
Tulum, Mexico
Tulum MX

Tulum is considered as the “Bali of Mexico” – and because of this, the city has been jampacked with tourists from all over the world. Because the place has become more and more popular for digital nomads, the locals mentioned that they are continuously working on improving their internet speed & cell signal.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 6,919
  • Number of VRBO listings: 876
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 46% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $136
  • Monthly Revenue: $2,039
  • Annual Revenue: $23,856
  • International Traveller Ratio: 98% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: New York City 
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: February – March
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $2,167
  • Internet Speed: 13mbps
  • Visa Length: Mexico: 30 – 90 days according to Mexico visa requirements
Tbilisi, Georgia
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Close to the mountains, wineries, vineyards, and beaches, this city is known for its mixture of cultures, cheap cost of living, and nomadic communities. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 7,856
  • Number of VRBO listings: 679
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 38% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $49
  • Monthly Revenue: $472
  • Annual Revenue: $7,104
  • International Traveller Ratio: 97% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Russia
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Moscow 
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: September
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $525
  • Internet Speed: 25mbps
  • Visa Length: 30 – 90 days according to Georgia visa requirements
Ubud, Indonesia
Ubud

Are you looking for a peaceful nomadic lifestyle? If yes, then Ubud is definitely the place to go. Aside from spiritual-oriented locals, you can also enjoy healthy food options & yoga to make sure that your work is balanced with meditation!

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 3,553
  • Number of VRBO listings: 385
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 23% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $104
  • Monthly Revenue: $689
  • Annual Revenue: $9,144
  • International Traveller Ratio: 50% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: London 
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: December
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,729
  • Internet Speed: 13mbps
  • Visa Length: 30 days for a single entry according to Indonesia visa requirements
Valparaiso, Chile
Airbnb occupancy rates in digital nomad cities

Valparaiso is a Bohemian city by the sea that offers stable wifi & a sweet view of the ocean anywhere you go. For digital nomads who prefer to have a quiet time to focus on work, this is the best city for you.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 795
  • Number of VRBO listings: 20
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 31% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $97
  • Monthly Revenue: $644
  • Annual Revenue: $11,628
  • International Traveller Ratio: 67% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Santiago 
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: January
  • Avg. Cost of Living Per Month: $1,558
  • Internet Speed: 15mbps
  • Visa Length: 90-day visa-free stay in Chile for 90 nationalities. There is an extension for an additional 90 days is possible at immigration offices according to Chilean Immigration Department

General conclusion

The data points mentioned in this article such as Airbnb occupancy rates per city, annual revenue, & traveller’s ratio should be your basis for either being a digital nomad yourself or targeting them for your business. Now that you have 50 various options for digital nomad cities in the world to choose from, choose to stand out among your competitors by having an access to a reliable data analytics tool!

Now that you have a background of the average figures for each digital nomad city in the world, don’t miss out on greater opportunities! With the help of our all-in-one analytics service, you can vastly enhance your monthly revenue, create a comparison for each neighborhood, add the appropriate amenities and so many more exciting features.

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Airbnb Occupancy Rates by City in 2022

In the Airbnb business industry, one of the most essential performance indicators that you must consider is the occupancy rate of your property. While it’s awesome to post your short-term rental property on Airbnb, the work doesn’t simply end there! Based on our podcast entitled Into The Airbnb, the majority of successful Airbnb hosts state that one of the important ingredient to success is a little help from an accurate data analytics tool. 

Relatively, if you are looking forward to starting your own Airbnb Rental Arbitrage, a thorough research should be backed up with advanced technology in order for you to learn how much you can make using an Airbnb calculator.

In this article, we have carefully filtered the data where you can easily find the average occupancy rates, daily rates, annual & monthly revenues, and the number of listings for over 300 cities in the world. In order to obtain accurate data for this research, we utilized our Airbnb calculator and categorized the cities alphabetically, so you can search for your preferred city!

A-Z LISTING OF MAJOR CITIES
Airbnb Daily Rates & Average Length of Stay in 2021

Source: Airbnb 2022 Q4 SEC Filling

Here’s an interesting observation! In comparison to the data 2020, we saw an increase in GBV per night & experience booked last year 2021. As seen on the bar graph above, the demand for longer stays have increased. Therefore, it is expected that our blended global average nights per booking will continue to fluctuate based on our geographic mix and changes in traveler behaviors. In summary, the total daily rate is $156 with an average number of 4.1 nights. 

So without further ado, let’s dive in and check out the Airbnb data that we discovered for some of the major cities in the world!

Airbnb Statistics for Major Cities:

airbnb occupancy rates by city
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

Amsterdam is a city and a port in the Netherlands. It is also the principal commercial and financial centre.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 4,087
  • Number of VRBO listings: 631 
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 37% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $179 
  • Annual Revenue: $25,056 
  • International Traveller Ratio: 10% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA 
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: London
  • Most common guests’ language: English 
  • Peak season: September
ATHENS, GREECE

Athens is a historic city and capital of Greece. Many of Classical civilization’s intellectual and artistic ideas originated in this city.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 7,900
  • Number of VRBO listings: 2,000 
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 42% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $77 
  • Annual Revenue: $10,668 
  • International Traveller Ratio: 50% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA 
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: London
  • Most common guests’ language: English 
  • Peak season: July – September
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ATLANTA CITY, USA

Atlanta is Georgia’s largest city and the principal trade and transportation centre of the southeastern United States. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 7,041
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,155 
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 41% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $219 
  • Annual Revenue: $37,332 
  • International Traveller Ratio: 33% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Canada 
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Atlanta
  • Most common guest’s language: English 
  • Peak season: June – August
auckland new zealand
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Auckland is New Zealand’s most populous city and is a multi-cultural hub of food, music, arts, and culture.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 2,319
  • Number of VRBO listings: 323 
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 39% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $143 
  • Annual Revenue: $23,340 
  • International Traveller Ratio: 39% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Australia 
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Auckland
  • Most common guests’ language: English 
  • Peak season: March
Austin texas avairbnb occupancy rates by cityerage median daily rates
AUSTIN, TEXAS

Austin is located in central Texas, at the boundary between the Texas Hill Country and the prairies of East Texas.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 7,414
  • Number of VRBO listings: 2,082 
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 54% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $183 
  • Annual Revenue: $41,628 
  • International Traveller Ratio: 10% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Canada
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Houston
  • Most common guests’ language: English 
  • Peak season: October
bangkok thailand
BANGKOK, THAILAND

Bangkok is the only cosmopolitan city in a country of small towns and villages and is Thailand’s cultural and commercial center.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 14,443
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,365 
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 23% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $57 
  • Annual Revenue: $5,328 
  • International Traveller Ratio: 75% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Bangkok
  • Most common guests language: English 
  • Peak season: February
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BARCELONA, SPAIN

Barcelona is the largest city on the Mediterranean coast. This city is famous for its outstanding football team, stunning architecture, lively nightlife, sandy beaches, and world-class cuisine. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 10,841
  • Number of VRBO listings: 2,550 
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 46% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $143 
  • Annual Revenue: $28,572 
  • International Traveller Ratio: 83% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Barcelona
  • Most common guests’ language: English 
  • Peak season: July – August
Batumi georgia rates
BATUMI, GEORGIA

Batumi is the second-largest city in Georgia and the capital of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, located on the coast of the Black Sea in Georgia’s southwest.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 5,138
  • Number of VRBO listings: 187 
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 25% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $45 
  • Annual Revenue: $4,476 
  • International Traveller Ratio: 80% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Russia
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Tbilisi
  • Most common guests’ language: Russian 
  • Peak season: August
airbnb occupancy rates by city
BERLIN, GERMANY

Berlin is the capital and chief urban center of Germany. This city is famous for its many museums such as the Dahlem Museums, the Egyptian Museum, the Berlin Cultural Forum with the New National Gallery, and the Museum of Arts and Crafts.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 7,032
  • Number of VRBO listings: 584 
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 44% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $113 
  • Annual Revenue: $20,832 
  • International Traveller Ratio: 75% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: New York
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: September
Beyoglu turkey
BEYOGLU, TURKEY

Beyoglu is the district on the north bank of the Golden Horn, from Karaköy and the Galata Bridge to Taksim Square. Beyoglu is one of the most popular districts of Istanbul famous for its lively atmosphere, Galata Tower, Taksim Sqaure & cultural activities.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 4,769
  • Number of VRBO listings: 353 
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 45% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $63 
  • Annual Revenue: $11,628 
  • International Traveller Ratio: 71% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Istanbul
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: December to February
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BOGOTA, COLUMBIA

Bogotá occupies a sloping plain at the base of two mountains, Guadalupe and Monserrate, upon whose crests stand two imposing churches.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 12,284
  • Number of VRBO listings: 636 
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 34% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $49 
  • Annual Revenue: $6,672 
  • International Traveller Ratio: 23% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Columbia
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Bogota
  • Most common guests’ language: Spanish
  • Peak season: February
Bordeaux city france
BORDEAUX, FRANCE

Bordeaux, a city and a port, is the capital of Gironde département, Nouvelle-Aquitaine région, southwestern France.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 6,449
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,101 
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 45% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $107 
  • Annual Revenue: $19,740 
  • International Traveller Ratio: 33% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: UK
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Paris
  • Most common guests’ language: French
  • Peak season: August – September
airbnb occupancy rates by city
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

Brooklyn is a borough of New York City, coextensive with Kings County, in the U.S. state of New York. Brooklyn has several bridges and tunnel connections to the borough of Manhattan across the East River and the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge connects it with Staten Island.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 7,454
  • Number of VRBO listings: 224 
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 52% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $166 
  • Annual Revenue: $37,836 
  • International Traveller Ratio: 25% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: France
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: New York
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: September
Budapest hungary airbnb
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Budapest City is the political, administrative, industrial, and commercial center of Hungary.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 5,478
  • Number of VRBO listings: 668
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 45% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $89 
  • Annual Revenue: $16,464 
  • International Traveller Ratio: 45% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: UK
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: London
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: December
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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Buenos Aires is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the South American continent’s southeastern coast.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 15,510
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,135
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 34% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $48 
  • Annual Revenue: $6,876 
  • International Traveller Ratio: 86% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Brazil
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Buenos Aires
  • Most common guests’ language: Spanish
  • Peak season: February
Calgary city canada
CALGARY, CANADA

The city of Calgary is situated on the Bow River in southern Alberta, about 220 km north of the American border at the meeting point of the Western prairies and mountain foothills.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 4,485
  • Number of VRBO listings: 907
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 47% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $99 
  • Annual Revenue: $20,688 
  • International Traveller Ratio: 60% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Edmonton
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: July – September
airbnb occupancy rates by city
CALI, COLUMBIA

Cali is known by the rest Colombia as the “Rumba Capital” and by the world as the “Salsa Capital”, thanks to its characteristic street parties and dance.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 4,226
  • Number of VRBO listings: 292
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 32% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $40
  • Annual Revenue: $5,220 
  • International Traveller Ratio: 24% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Columbia
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Bogota
  • Most common guests’ language: Spanish
  • Peak season: December
Cannes france
CANNES, FRANCE

Cannes, a resort town on the French Riviera, is famed for its international film festival. Its Boulevard de la Croisette, curving along the coast, is lined with sandy beaches, upmarket boutiques and palatial hotels. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 5,585
  • Number of VRBO listings: 2,704
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 30% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $178
  • Annual Revenue: $22,608 
  • International Traveller Ratio: 50% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: UK
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Paris
  • Most common guests’ language: French
  • Peak season: July – August
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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Town, city and seaport, legislative capital of South Africa and capital of Western Cape province.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 10,716
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,458
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 38% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $86
  • Annual Revenue: $13,308 
  • International Traveller Ratio: 38% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Germany
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Cape Town
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: December – February
cartagena airbnb
CARTAGENA, COLUMBIA

Cartagena is a city that is located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, in the northwestern part of the South American continent.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 5,830
  • Number of VRBO listings: 824
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 43% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $76
  • Annual Revenue: $12,972 
  • International Traveller Ratio: 40% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Columbia
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Bogota
  • Most common guests’ language: Spanish
  • Peak season: December
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CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES

Cebu City is the oldest city in the Philippines, in the Province of Cebu. It is often called the “Queen City of the South” located in the country’s Central Visayas region.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 4,538
  • Number of VRBO listings: 402
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 16% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $52
  • Annual Revenue: $3,432 
  • International Traveller Ratio: 16% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Cebu City
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: January – February
Charlotte north carolina
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte is the most populous city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Located in the Piedmont region, it is the county seat of Mecklenburg County.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,207
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,415
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 48% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $160
  • Annual Revenue: $36,204
  • International Traveller Ratio: 48% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Canada
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Miami
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: March
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Chicago is located in the Midwest along the Great Lakes shoreline. It is the third largest city and metropolitan area in the United States.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 4,546
  • Number of VRBO listings: 927
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 52% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $147
  • Annual Revenue: $34,032
  • International Traveller Ratio: 9% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Canada
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Chicago
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: July – September
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COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark. It is located on the islands of Zealand and Amager, at the southern end of The Sound.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 3,633
  • Number of VRBO listings: 413
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 35% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $176
  • Annual Revenue: $24,636
  • International Traveller Ratio: 85% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: London
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: September
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CÓRDOBA, ARGENTINA

Córdoba is the second largest city in Argentina, with about 1.4 million inhabitants, and is the capital of the Cordoba province. It is in the heart of the Argentine territory on the Pampas.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,371
  • Number of VRBO listings: 21
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 32% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $77
  • Annual Revenue: $9,492
  • International Traveller Ratio: 57% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Buenos Aires
  • Most common guests’ language: Spanish
  • Peak season: November
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DALLAS, TEXAS

Dallas is the ninth-largest city in the United States located in the north-central part of the state near the junction of the Trinity River’s three forks.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 5,205
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,103
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 47% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $123
  • Annual Revenue: $25,956
  • International Traveller Ratio: 11% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Canada
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Dallas
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: July
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DAVENPORT, IOWA

Located approximately halfway between Chicago & Des Moines, Davenport is on the border of Iowa across the river from Illinois.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 205
  • Number of VRBO listings: 42
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 50% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $103
  • Annual Revenue: $22,032
  • International Traveller Ratio: 20% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: UK
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Chicago
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: July
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DENVER, COLORADO

Denver is an outdoor city known for its art, culture, food, music and sports in the Rocky Mountain region. Denver lies at the junction of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 3,505
  • Number of VRBO listings: 783
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 60% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $136
  • Annual Revenue: $37,140
  • International Traveller Ratio: 17% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Canada
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Denver
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: August – September
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DUBAI, UAE

Dubai is a city of skyscrapers, ports, and beaches, where big business takes place alongside sun-seeking tourism. Because of its large expatriate population, it feels like a Middle Eastern melting pot, and the atmosphere is generally tolerant.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 10,126
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,302
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 41% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $171
  • Annual Revenue: $28,584
  • International Traveller Ratio: 65% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Dubai
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: December
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DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

Situated on the southern Adriatic Sea coast, Dubrovnik is usually regarded as the most picturesque city on the Dalmatian coast and is referred to as the “Pearl of the Adriatic.”

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 3,418
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,657
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 33% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $319
  • Annual Revenue: $39,396
  • International Traveller Ratio: 98% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: London
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: March
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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland located in southeastern Scotland with its center near the southern shore of the Firth of Forth.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 5,000
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,257
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 52% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $175
  • Annual Revenue: $37,212
  • International Traveller Ratio: 33% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: London
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: August
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FLORENCE, ITALY

This city is located about 145 miles northwest of Rome and is surrounded by gently rolling hills that are covered with villas and farms, vineyards, and orchards.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 6,357
  • Number of VRBO listings: 2,695
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 35% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $143
  • Annual Revenue: $20,304
  • International Traveller Ratio: 78% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: New York
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: August – September
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GDANSK, POLAND

Situated on the coast of the Baltic Sea, Gdansk is Poland’s principal seaport and one of its biggest tourist destinations. It boasts several important historical attractions.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 4,411
  • Number of VRBO listings: 430
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 36% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $112
  • Annual Revenue: $16,344
  • International Traveller Ratio: 75
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Germany
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Warsaw
  • Most common guests’ language: Polish
  • Peak season: August
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GREATER LONDON, ENGLAND

Greater London is an administrative area, ceremonial county, and the London region of England. It was created as an area for local government on 1 April 1965, comprising the City of London and 32 London boroughs.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 5,997
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,440
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 42% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $183
  • Annual Revenue: $32,016
  • International Traveller Ratio: 60% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: London
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: September
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HONG KONG, CHINA

Hong Kong has one of the world’s most thriving economies and is a hub for international trade and investment. A cosmopolitan city, Hong Kong weaves Western and Asian influence into a world-class center of business, culture, and trade.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,581
  • Number of VRBO listings: 186
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 29% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $165
  • Annual Revenue: $18,804
  • International Traveller Ratio: 54% 
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Hong Kong Island
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: August – September
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HOUSTON, TEXAS

Houston is expected to become the third most populous U.S. city during the second half of the decade of the 2020s. Greater Houston is the most ethnically diverse metropolitan area in the United States. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 8,632
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,299
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 43% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $232
  • Annual Revenue: $40,452
  • International Traveller Ratio: 25% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Canada
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Houston
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: March
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JOHOR BAHRU, MALAYSIA

Johor Bahru is the capital of the state of Johor, Malaysia. It is located along the Straits of Johor at the southern end of Peninsular Malaysia.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 536
  • Number of VRBO listings: 44
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 19% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $54
  • Annual Revenue: $4,140
  • International Traveller Ratio: 50
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Indonesia
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Kuala Lumpur
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: January
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KIEV, UKRAINE

Kiev is the chief city and capital of Ukraine. A port on the Dnieper (Dnipro) River and a large railroad junction, it is a city with an ancient and proud history.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 5,468
  • Number of VRBO listings: 423
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 39% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $97
  • Annual Revenue: $14,616
  • International Traveller Ratio: 85
  • Biggest travellers origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic travellers origin: Kiev
  • Most common guests language: English
  • Peak season: September
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KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA

Kissimmee is the largest city and county seat of Osceola County, Florida, United States. The name ‘Kissimmee’ itself means long water, and the city is named after the Kissimmee River. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,746
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,288
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 65% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $90
  • Annual Revenue: $28,044
  • International Traveller Ratio: 40
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Brazil
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Miami
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: June – July
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KRAKÓW, POLAND

Kraków was the official capital of Poland until 1596 and has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, economic, cultural and artistic life. It is also one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 4,330
  • Number of VRBO listings: 767
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 41% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $69
  • Annual Revenue: $11,460
  • International Traveller Ratio: 88% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: UK
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: London
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: December
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KRONG SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA

Siem Reap is a cluster of small villages along the Siem Reap River. These villages were originally developed around Buddhist pagodas (wats).

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 2,931
  • Number of VRBO listings: 278
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 16% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $70
  • Annual Revenue: $4,344
  • International Traveller Ratio: 75% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: London
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: February
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KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

Kuala Lumpur is the stunning capital of Malaysia. The city, defined by its colourful culture and rich natural reserves, is also Malaysia’s largest city.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 8,847
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,211
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 24% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $130
  • Annual Revenue: $11,808
  • International Traveller Ratio: 39
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Indonesia
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Kuala Lumpur
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: January
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KUTA, INDONESIA

Kuta is a tourist area, administratively an urban village (kelurahan), and the capital of Kuta District, Badung Regency, southern Bali, Indonesia.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 568
  • Number of VRBO listings: 73
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 12% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $179
  • Annual Revenue: $2,940
  • International Traveller Ratio: 33
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Jakarta
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: August
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Havana, Cuba

Havana is the cultural center of Cuba. It offers museums, palaces, public squares, avenues, churches, and fortresses including the largest fortified complex in America dating from the 16th through 18th centuries.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 5,695
  • Number of VRBO listings: 0
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 26% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $48
  • Annual Revenue: $5,148
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: New York
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: February
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LAGOS, PORTUGAL

Lagos is a Portuguese town in the district of Faro, region, and sub-region of Algarve, in southern Portugal.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,232
  • Number of VRBO listings: 517
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 41% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $109
  • Annual Revenue: $18,852
  • International Traveller Ratio: 43
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: London
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: August
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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Las Vegas is known for its casinos and world-class entertainment and is Nevada’s economic centre and largest city.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,312
  • Number of VRBO listings: 283
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 51% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $113
  • Annual Revenue: $26,736
  • International Traveller Ratio: 22
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Canada
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Los Angeles
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: September
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LISBON, PORTUGAL

Lisbon is recognised as an alpha-level global city because of its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, education and tourism. Lisbon is one of two Portuguese cities to be recognised as a global city.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 9,502
  • Number of VRBO listings: 3,319
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 49% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $104
  • Annual Revenue: $21,228
  • International Traveller Ratio: 50
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: France
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Paris
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: October
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LONDON, ENGLAND

London is the capital city of the United Kingdom. It is the U.K.’s largest metropolis and its economic, transportation, and cultural centre. London is also among the oldest of the world’s great cities, with its history spanning nearly two millennia.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 8,827
  • Number of VRBO listings: 2,921
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 41% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $226
  • Annual Revenue: $44,424
  • International Traveller Ratio: 60% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: London
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: September
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

The city of Los Angeles is the most populous city in California. Located on a broad basin in Southern California, the city is surrounded by vast mountain ranges, valleys, forests, beautiful beaches along the Pacific Ocean, and nearby deserts.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 12,092
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,471
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 51% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $173
  • Annual Revenue: $40,812
  • International Traveller Ratio: 21
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Canada
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Los Angeles
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: September
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LYON, FRANCE

Lyon is the capital of both the Rhône département and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes région, east-central France, set on a hilly site at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers. It is the third-largest city in France, after Paris and Marseille. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 8,827
  • Number of VRBO listings: 2,921
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 41% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $226
  • Annual Revenue: $44,424
  • International Traveller Ratio: 60% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: London
  • Most common guests’ language: French
  • Peak season: October – December
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MADRID, SPAIN

Madrid is the capital of Spain and is home to the Spanish Royal family & the Spanish Government. It is a modern metropolitan city & an economic and industrial center of Spain.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 11,953
  • Number of VRBO listings: 2,154
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 50% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $150
  • Annual Revenue: $30,456
  • International Traveller Ratio: 77% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Madrid
  • Most common guests’ language: Spanish
  • Peak season: September
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MÁLAGA, SPAIN

Málaga is a large city in the southern Spanish region of Andalucia and capital of the Málaga Province. The largest city on the Costa del Sol, Malaga is known as the birthplace of the famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 4,848
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,993
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 50
  • Average Nightly Rate: $113
  • Annual Revenue: $23,136
  • International Traveller Ratio: 89% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: UK
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Madrid
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: August
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MARBELLA, SPAIN

Marbella is known as a glamorous resort town and is a favourite location with the rich and famous, boosted by foreign residents who are seduced by the lifestyle. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 533
  • Number of VRBO listings: 210
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 44% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $151
  • Annual Revenue: $27,000
  • International Traveller Ratio: 70% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: UK
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Madrid
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: August
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MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

Marrakech, also spelled Marrakesh, is the chief city of central Morocco. The ancient section of the city, known as the medina, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 6,638
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,549
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 23
  • Average Nightly Rate: $109
  • Annual Revenue: $9,684
  • International Traveller Ratio: 67% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: France
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Paris
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: August
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MARSEILLE, FRANCE

Located west of the French Riviera, Marseille is one of the major ports of the Mediterranean Sea. It is situated on the Mediterranean’s Gulf of Lion within a semicircle of limestone hills and lies 536 miles (863 kilometers) south-southeast of Paris.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 4,646
  • Number of VRBO listings: 715
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 43% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $97
  • Annual Revenue: $17,424
  • International Traveller Ratio: 53% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Germany
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Paris
  • Most common guests’ language: French
  • Peak season: July – August
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MEDELLIN, COLUMBIA

Medellín is Colombia’s second-largest city and is nestled in the Aburrá Valley of the Andes Mountains. It was founded in 1616 but remained a small, under-the-radar locale until the Colombian coffee boom. It later became the center of a textile industry.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 7,326
  • Number of VRBO listings: 777
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 47
  • Average Nightly Rate: $54
  • Annual Revenue: $10,608
  • International Traveller Ratio: 47% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Bogota
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: December – January
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MIAMI, FLORIDA

Miami is a major center and leader in finance, commerce, culture, arts, & international trade. Miami is known for its white-sand beaches, warm climate, delicious cuisine, Cuban coffee, & its Latin-American influences.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 6,588
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,326
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 57% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $183
  • Annual Revenue: $45,660
  • International Traveller Ratio: 10% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Canada
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: New York
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: December – January
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MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA

Miami Beach is a coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The municipality is located on natural and man-made barrier islands between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, the latter of which separates the Beach from the mainland city of Miami.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 4,259
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,193
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 56
  • Average Nightly Rate: $267
  • Annual Revenue: $63,072
  • International Traveller Ratio: 25% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Canada
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: New York
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: February
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MILANO, ITALY

Milan is the capital city of the region of Lombardy in northern Italy. It is the second-largest city by population in Italy, behind Rome.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 11,026
  • Number of VRBO listings: 2,056
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 36% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $145
  • Annual Revenue: $21,408
  • International Traveller Ratio: 72% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Milan
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: September
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MONTPELLIER, FRANCE

Montpellier is the third-largest French city near the Mediterranean coast, behind Marseille and Nice. It is the seventh-largest city in France.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 3,442
  • Number of VRBO listings: 613
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 43
  • Average Nightly Rate: $89
  • Annual Revenue: $14,928
  • International Traveller Ratio: 37% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Paris
  • Most common guests’ language: French
  • Peak season: August
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MONTREAL, CANADA

Montreal is a major industrial centre, commercial and financial metropolis, railway and maritime bridgehead, and one of the centres of francophone culture in North America. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 6,046
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,092
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 44% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $116
  • Annual Revenue: $21,756
  • International Traveller Ratio: 71% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Toronto
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: August – September
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA

Moscow, on the Moskva River in western Russia, is the nation’s cosmopolitan capital. In its historic core is the Kremlin, a complex that’s home to the president and tsarist treasures in the Armoury.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 14,041
  • Number of VRBO listings: 364
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 32
  • Average Nightly Rate: $127
  • Annual Revenue: $15,708
  • International Traveller Ratio: 45% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Moscow
  • Most common guests’ language: Russian
  • Peak season: January
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MUANG PATTAYA, THAILAND

Pattaya is a city on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast known for its beaches. A quiet fishing village as recently as the 1960s, it’s now lined with resort hotels, high-rise condos, shopping malls, cabaret bars and 24-hour clubs.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 2,426
  • Number of VRBO listings: 239
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 17% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $83
  • Annual Revenue: $5,592
  • International Traveller Ratio: 86% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Bangkok
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: February
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MUNICH, GERMANY

Munich is the capital and most populous city of the German state of Bavaria. The city has several of the largest breweries in Germany and is famous for its beer and its annual Oktoberfest celebration. 

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 2,330
  • Number of VRBO listings: 128
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 31
  • Average Nightly Rate: $172
  • Annual Revenue: $21,456
  • International Traveller Ratio: 50% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Berlin
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: September
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MYRTLE BEACH, USA

Myrtle Beach is a major tourist destination along the South Atlantic coast of South Carolina. It is widely known for its wide beaches, large selection of challenging golf links, excellent seafood restaurants, and outlet-style shopping activities.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 3,359
  • Number of VRBO listings: 2,357
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 48% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $151
  • Annual Revenue: $33,012
  • International Traveller Ratio: 14% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Canada
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Charlotte
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: June
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NAIROBI, KENYA

Nairobi, city, capital of Kenya. It is situated in the south-central part of the country and grew due to administration and tourism businesses (mostly big game hunting).

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 7,637
  • Number of VRBO listings: 700
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 26
  • Average Nightly Rate: $51
  • Annual Revenue: $5,352
  • International Traveller Ratio: 78% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: USA
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Nairobi
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: February
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NAPLES, ITALY

Naples is the regional capital of Campania and the third-largest city in Italy. The city center, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site dating back to 470 BC, has many incredible attractions to visit.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 1,406
  • Number of VRBO listings: 323
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 43% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $74
  • Annual Revenue: $13,044
  • International Traveller Ratio: 79% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: France
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Paris
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: August
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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

Nashville is the capital of Tennessee and lies on the Cumberland River in the north-central part of the state. It is the centre of an urbanized area that also embraces parts of seven surrounding counties.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 5,552
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,965
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 58
  • Average Nightly Rate: $166
  • Annual Revenue: $42,372
  • International Traveller Ratio: 10% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Canada
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: Nashville
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: September – October
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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

New Orleans is world-renowned for its distinctive music, Creole cuisine, unique dialects, and its annual celebrations and festivals. The historic heart of the city is the French Quarter, known for its French & Spanish Creole architecture and vibrant nightlife along Bourbon Street.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 5,396
  • Number of VRBO listings: 1,761
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 53% 
  • Average Nightly Rate: $161
  • Annual Revenue: $36,936
  • International Traveller Ratio: 11% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: Canada
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: New York
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: February
New york city nyc
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

Located where the Hudson and East rivers empty into one of the world’s premier harbours, New York is both the gateway to the North American continent and its preferred exit to the oceans of the globe.

  • Number of Airbnb listings: 14,261
  • Number of VRBO listings: 5,761
  • Average Occupancy Rate: 50
  • Average Nightly Rate: $187
  • Annual Revenue: $40,524
  • International Traveller Ratio: 13% 
  • Biggest traveller’s origin: France
  • Biggest domestic traveller’s origin: New York
  • Most common guests’ language: English
  • Peak season: July – September