Data Requests

Data Resources

If you are interested in making a data request for Archived Data or New Data, read on.

Before you make a data request, please understand the project's Data Policies.

Read more about how we evaluate requests to understand how requests are prioritised. If your request requires funding, use our pricing guide to prepare a data budget.

When you're ready to make a data request, jump to the make a data request section.

Request Evaluation

The project evaluates and prioritises data requests based on alignment to the project's mission, your identity, the data requested and your intended use of data.

In order to sustain the project, data requests from researchers and non-mission aligned requests will require a data budget.

Requests are prioritised, and the requirement to fund your request, depend on mission alignment and the type of request, as follows:

Identity / Request TypePriorityFunding Requirement

Mission aligned requests from activists, journalists or residents

Very High* None

Mission aligned requests from governments or administrators (local, regional or national)

HighUsually Required

Mission aligned research from individuals or institutionals

Are you an academic studying:

  • regulations to protect housing;
  • impact on housing;
  • impact on residential communities;
  • touristification and overtourism;
  • gentrification; or
  • unethical tech companies?


Non-mission aligned or commercial research

Are you conducting commercial research, or are you an academic studying a topic not aligned to the mission of the Inside Airbnb project, like:

  • tourism;
  • Airbnb pricing strategy; or
  • "big data"?


* Even for those requests that have high mission alignment, if your request requires work, is urgent, or if you are well funded, in the spirit of sustainability, mutual support and equity, you may be asked to fund your data request.

Pricing Guide

For data requests that require funding, below is a guide to help you set your expectations and budgets.

Archived Data

For access to archived data (generally data older than 12 months) for those requests that require to be funded, below is a pricing guide:

Non-mission aligned or commercial research

# of cities/regionsprice (US$*)
11+Contact us

Mission aligned research for individuals or institutions

# of cities/regionsprice (US$*)
11+Contact us

Data for New Regions

The Inside Airbnb goal of adding more data over time takes effort and resources. Due to the project's limited resources, requests for new data and regions will be prioritised based on mission and strategic alignment.

All requests for new data from researchers or requests that are non-mission aligned, will require a data budget.

Funding required for a data request for a new region start at US$375, and depend on the effort involved, the amount of data in the region. In most cases, commissioning data for a new region will add data to the public domain.

Global Pricing Equity

To ensure that pricing is equitable for researchers from countries with lower economic power, we offer global equity discounts based on World Bank Gross National Income (GNI) per capita categories:

  • 10% off for “Upper middle income” countries
  • 25% off for “Lower middle income'' or “Low income” countries

Researchers working for international or well-funded organisations or institutions in these countries are not eligible to the Global Pricing Equity discount.

** This is not an endorsment of the World Bank, their work, or the way they calculate or classify economies.

Make a Data Request

If you're now ready to make a data request, please complete one the following forms:

If you have any other questions please contact: