Airbnb Ranks The Best Digital Nomad Destinations In The U.S. And Canada

Airbnb Ranks The Best Digital Nomad Destinations In the U.S. And Canada

Airbnb is riding the wave assisting digital nomads to make it easier to live and work anywhere after compiling their top destinations for digital nomads in across North America. 

As more and more people are now allowed to be flexible about where they live and work, whether it is for short-term or long-term stays, Airbnb has been assisting these digital nomads. This was shown in a report published earlier this month that about one in five guests reported using Airbnb to work remotely while traveling in 2021, a trend still strong in 2022. 

Airbnb shared some of the top destinations in the United States and Canada, for guests and hosts, based on affordability, hospitality, popularity and host income. As it is not only those lucky enough to live and work from anywhere that are taking advantage of the digital nomad culture, hosts “in the US earned a combined total of more than $2 billion from long-term stays alone, from Q1 2021 through Q1 2022 – and Hosts in Canada earned more than $280 million from long-term stays over the same time period.”

Now to the rankings:

Top Earning for Long-Term Stays

In the United States

  • La Quinta, California
  • Delray Beach, Florida
  • Marco Island, Florida
  • Palm Springs, California
  • Indio, California

And in Canada:

  • Whistler, British Columbia
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Mont-Tremblant, Québec
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Kitchener, Ontario

Best Equipped: based on cities and towns with at least 1,000 active listings as of Q1 2022. 

In the United States:

  • Irvine, California
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Seattle, Washington

And in Canada:

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Edmonton, Alberta
  • Gatineau, Québec
  • Victoria, British Columbia

Most Hospitable: highest percentages of five-star reviews from long-term stays

In the United States:

  • Bend, Oregon (93.7%)
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico (91.7%)
  • Boulder, Colorado (91%)
  • Key West, Florida (90.2%)
  • Fresno, California (90%)

And in Canada: 

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia (92.6%)
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba (87.7%)
  • Nanaimo, British Columbia (87.1%)
  • Surrey, British Columbia (86.1%)
  • Kelowna, British Columbia (86.1%)

Most Affordable: based on the average price per night for long-term stays

In the United States: 

  • Tulalip, Washington ($16.9 USD per night)
  • Catlett, Virginia ($21.8 USD per night)
  • Garretson, South Dakota ($24.3 USD per night)
  • Lamberton, Minnesota ($24.4 USD per night)
  • Angleton, Texas ($24.5 USD per night)

And in Canada:

  • Trois-Rivières, Québec ($35.6 USD per night)
  • Medicine Hat, Alberta ($41.3 USD per night)
  • Gatineau, Québec ($44.5 USD per night)
  • Thorold, Ontario ($46.9 USD per night)
  • Québec City, Québec ($48 USD per night)

Most Popular

In the United States:

  • Los Angeles, California
  • New York, New York
  • San Francisco, California
  • Houston, Texas
  • Seattle, Washington 

And in Canada:

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Montréal, Québec
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Victoria, British Columbia

Along with highlighting these destinations, Airbnb is working with destinations around the world to create dedicated custom-built hubs, showcasing the best of local long-term stay listings as well as important information relating to entry requirements and tax policies.

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