In this article, we will be taking a look at our findings for vacation rental cleaning costs in Q4 of 2020. The following infographic was curated using a collection of data from projects completed on the TurnoverBnB Marketplace. As an Airbnb cleaner or host, it is important to stay updated on the latest trends in cleaning costs in order to stay on-top of the competition in your local market. Use the following information to plan your next business moves. Let’s get started.
Vacation Rental Cleaning Costs Infographic
Use the following infographic to get an idea for the cost of cleaning a 3-bedroom vacation rental property throughout the United States. The states that are darker-green represent more expensive states. This means that the states that are colored more lightly green are more inexpensive. Where does your state fall on the spectrum? Take a look!
As usual, the infographic is composed of three main sections. These sections include National Average, Top & Bottom 3, and Historical Average. We will discuss these sections in-depth in the following paragraphs. Let’s begin at the National Average.
National Average Cleaning Costs
As you read this article, it is important to remember that we are looking at the costs for 3-bedroom properties. If you do not host or clean for properties of this size, refer to our blog for infographics pertaining to smaller-sized properties. However, in this case, we find that the national average cost of cleaning a three-bedroom property is $100.16. This cost rose from the previous quarter by nearly three percent. Furthermore, the national average cost of cleaning a three-bedroom property is about double that of a one-bedroom property. Keep this in mind as you hire more cleaners or accept more work as an Airbnb cleaner. Though the average is about one hundred dollars, there are some outliers throughout the country. Let’s take a look at those states now.
Top & Bottom 3
Every state is different in its own special way. This includes vacation rental cleaning costs. In the United States, the three most expensive states for cleaning a three-bedroom property are:
- 1. Washington – $160.96
- 2. Massachusetts – $151.84
- 3. California – $148.58
It’s hard to pinpoint the exact reason why these states have the highest cost of cleaning. Typically, we see that states with a high cost-of-living also have a high cost-of-cleaning. If you conduct business in these states, compare your prices to the averages. You may consider making some adjustments depending on where your prices fall in comparison. Now, let’s look at the states with the lowest cost of vacation rental cleaning:
- 1. New Mexico – $63.18
- 2. Wisconsin – $69.64
- 3. Minnesota – $73.34
States with a low cost for vacation rental cleaning typically have a lower cost-of-living. Also, we found that there may be a correlation between the demand for travel and the cost of cleaning. No matter what the external factors are, be sure that your costs are lining up with this data to ensure that you’re paying, and receiving, the proper amount for your Airbnb cleaning services. No matter what the cost is in your state, these costs tend to change over time. We’ll see how the average cost changed in the following section.
The final section of the infographic deals with the change in vacation rental cleaning costs as time progresses. Starting with Q4 2019, we can see the changes in cost using the highlighted blue line at the top of the graph. As you can see, the cost of cleaning a 3-bedroom property makes a steady rise until April of 2020. Then, the price takes a plummet going into May. After that, we see a steady rise in the cost going until December of 2020. Changes in demand for Airbnbs and travel may play a role in changing these costs. Furthermore, extraneous circumstances like the COVID-19 pandemic likely also played a role in the changes in average cleaning costs. Try using the data found in the Historical Average graph, and the remainder of the infographic, to help you plan ahead for the future of your business. You can never learn enough about your business, so keep on learning and cleaning!