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Mapped: A Snapshot of the Airbnb Landscape in Three Megacities

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map of every airbnb listing in paris, london and new york

Visualizing the Airbnb Landscape in Three Megacities

Since its inception in 2008, Airbnb has grown into one of the most popular travel and short-term accommodation apps on the market.

In 2021 alone, there were more than 300 million bookings (for both accommodation and experiences) made through the app.

To visualize just how massive the Airbnb landscape has become in major cities, this graphic by Preyash Shah shows every single listing in New York, London, and Paris.

About the Data

To make this graphic, Shah used September 2022 data from insideairbnb.com, a website that pulls data directly from the Airbnb app. Once collected, the raw data was then cleaned to include active listings only fitting a few key parameters:

  • Any listing that did not have a review in 2022 was removed
  • The most expensive listings were individually checked to ensure the listing price matched the actual historical price and removed if there was a major discrepancy. This is due to inactive listings that are extremely marked up instead of de-listed

After scrubbing the data, each city’s immediate metro area was left with roughly 20,000 listings.

As the data shows, a majority of these listings were for entire apartments. Paris had the biggest share, with about 85% of listings for entire apartments rather than private or shared rooms.

This is especially interesting considering that Paris has extremely strict regulations around short-term rentals and Airbnb usage, one being that an Airbnb rental must be someone’s primary residence.

Airbnb’s Beginnings

Two co-founders of Airbnb include Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia, two roommates in San Francisco.

In an act of desperation, they decided to set up and rent out a few air mattresses on the floor of their apartment to help pay their rent. Free breakfast was included with the stay, and after getting $80 a night for each mattress, Chesky and Gebbia knew they were onto something.

Yet, while Airbnb has shown great success over the last decade, it’s received its fair share of criticism from skeptics. Because of concerns over housing supply and price gouging, many cities have put restrictions around the use of Airbnb, or even outright banned the platform.

Like other technology companies, Airbnb has had a challenging year in the stock market. Once valued at $113 billion in 2021, the company is currently sitting closer to a $60 billion market capitalization today.

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This article was published as a part of Visual Capitalist's Creator Program, which features data-driven visuals from some of our favorite Creators around the world.

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Chart: The Price of Entertainment Subscription Services

From Netflix to Google Play Pass, we compare the cost of subscription services across a range of entertainment platforms.

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This bar chart shows the price of entertainment subscription services per month.

The Price of Entertainment Subscription Services

This was originally posted on our Voronoi app. Download the app for free on iOS or Android and discover incredible data-driven charts from a variety of trusted sources.

Subscription models have become ubiquitous in the entertainment sector, providing a recurring stream of revenue to a host of platforms.

While inattentive customers using subscription models can increase revenue by as much as 200%, many entertainment platforms struggle to make a profit. In fact, Netflix and Disney are the only two profitable streaming services in the market.

This graphic shows the cost of entertainment subscription services, based on data compiled by Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research and the providers of entertainment subscriptions.

Comparing Monthly Entertainment Subscription Costs

Here are the monthly subscription cost of various entertainment platforms as of April 2024:

SubscriptionMonthly Price (USD)Category
Spotify$10.99Music
YouTube Music$10.99Music
Apple Music$10.99Music
Audible$15.00Books
Scribd$11.99Books
Kindle Unlimited$11.99Books
Netflix$15.49Video
Sling TV$40.00Video
Disney+$13.99Video
Hulu+$17.99Video
Paramount+$11.99Video
Apple TV+$9.99Video
HBO Max$15.99Video
Amazon Prime Video$11.98Video
YouTube Premium$13.99Video
Apple Arcade$6.99Gaming
Google Play Pass$4.99Gaming
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate$16.99Gaming
Playstation Plus Premium$17.99Gaming
Nintendo Switch Online$3.99Gaming
NY Times (Digital)$4.00/month first six months,
$25 thereafter
News
Apple News+$12.99News
Wall Street Journal Digital$19.49/month first six months,
$38.99 thereafter
News

Prices represent standard individual plans with no ads excluding promotional periods/prices less than two months. YouTube Premium Video subscription includes YouTube Music which can be purchased seperately.

As we can see, the price of major music subscription services remains lower than many other forms of entertainment—with standard subscriptions costing 35% lower than Netflix in America.

Since late 2022, several music streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple, and YouTube, have increased their subscription price, marking the first increase in more than 10 years. In June, Spotify raised its price again, charging $11.99 per month for an individual plan.

Across video platforms, Amazon Prime Video makes up the largest share of the U.S. video-on-demand market, at 22% as of Q1 2024. Netflix falls closely behind, with a 21% share. Over the last two years, Netflix’s revenue has jumped following a password-sharing crackdown, integrating ads, and slowing content expenditures.

Often, streaming services add content to replace lost customers. This is because viewers will switch to providers that offer the shows they want to watch. Due to this churn, streaming providers lose on average 35% of their customers each year. To combat this, some providers are bundling content offerings to retain their customer base, such as Disney+, Hulu, and Max or Paramount+ and Showtime.

As an outlier from the pack, Sling TV offers live TV and sports broadcasting along with on-demand movies and shows, charging $40 per month.

When it comes to news subscriptions, major outlets charge among the highest in the dataset. With a monthly subscription price of $25 after the first six months, The New York Times has 9.7 million digital-only subscribers, roughly three times as many as The Wall Street Journal. These subscriptions are the biggest source of revenue for the publication, rising by more than eightfold over the last decade.

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