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Key Takeaways

- In 2022, Hosts in Nashville collectively earned nearly $260 million.

- The majority of Hosts — more than 70% — share just one Airbnb listing.


Hosting on Airbnb empowers local Nashville residents to supplement their income, provides affordable accommodation options for travelers, and spreads the economic benefits of tourism to local small businesses. In 2022, Hosts in Nashville collectively earned nearly $260 million, with the typical Host earning over $24,000 over the year.1 By opening their home to travelers, Hosts on Airbnb are proud Nashville ambassadors who help support local small businesses and the city’s tourism economy. The majority of Hosts — more than 70 percent — share just one home.2

’’The supplemental income my housemates and I make from hosting on Airbnb has helped us with rent and utility payments, and has also helped me pay my mortgage on my home. The financial freedom afforded by our hosting income enables us to spend more time and effort building our musical careers and supporting the artistic community in Nashville.”  

– Kyle P, Host in Maplecrest, Nashville

Since our founding, Airbnb has helped cities use existing space to scale accommodations and absorb influxes of visitors, all while creating important economic opportunities for Hosts and local small businesses. This includes extending those opportunities to neighborhoods that are outside of traditional city centers that have not benefited from the tourism economy.

In Nashville3 and Tennessee4:

  • 48% of Hosts surveyed in Nashville said that the money they earn by renting out space on Airbnb helps them cover the rising costs of living and helps them afford to stay in their home.
  • 56% of Hosts who self-report their gender are women. 
  • More than 70% of Hosts share just one listing on Airbnb.
  • More than 90% of Hosts in Tennessee recommend restaurants or cafes to their guests.
  • More than 60% of Hosts in Tennessee recommend shops and boutiques to their guests.

With the recent introduction of Airbnb Setup, the all-new, super easy way to Airbnb a home, those interested in becoming a Host can access:

  • One-to-one guidance from a Superhost
  • The opportunity to have an experienced guest for your first booking
  • Specialized support from Airbnb Community Support agents in over 42 languages

Visit to learn more.

1The typical Host earnings amount represents the median amount of earnings for Nashville Hosts in 2022.

2According to internal data from January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022.

3According to a survey of Nashville Hosts on Airbnb who hosted a trip in 2022, from January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022.

4According to a survey of Tennessee Hosts on Airbnb who hosted a trip in 2022, from January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022.

About Airbnb Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to over 4 million Hosts who have welcomed 1.4 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and experiences that make it possible for guests to connect with communities in a more authentic way.


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