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Vacation Rental Cleaning Costs Q3 2020: One-Bedroom

November 05, 2020

If you’ve been following the Election, you may be getting tired of looking at a map of the United States. However, the data on this map can be used as an asset for you and your vacation rental cleaning crew. The following infographic was created using a compilation of thousands of projects on the TurnoverBnB […]

If you’ve been following the Election, you may be getting tired of looking at a map of the United States. However, the data on this map can be used as an asset for you and your vacation rental cleaning crew. The following infographic was created using a compilation of thousands of projects on the TurnoverBnB platform. In this article, we’ll discuss the national average cost of cleaning one-bedroom properties. In addition to this, we’ll take a look at the historical averages and how the prices may have shifted throughout the year.

Q3 Cleaning Costs Infographic

National Average

As stated in the infographic, the national average cost for cleaning a one-bedroom property in the United States is $48.62. According to our data, this price has decreased by three percent from Q2 of 2020. The national average cost of cleaning a two-bedroom apartment is $68.41. Finally, the average cost of cleaning a three-bedroom apartment in the United States is $97.46.

The map contains different shades of green which indicate the level of cost in each individual state. This visualization can help you compare the average cost of cleaning between your home state and the states that surround you. If needed, you may want to adjust the cost of your Airbnb cleaning service in order to maintain competition.

Top & Bottom 3

While our data indicates that the national average cost of cleaning a one-bedroom property is approximately fifty dollars, there were some outliers. Specifically, the three states that had the highest cost of cleaning were:

  1. 1. New Jersey: $76.50
  2. 2. Washington: $66.34
  3. 3. Hawaii: $66.30
New Jersey, USA Skyline. Photo by Fiaz Mohammed on Unsplash.

The states that have a higher cost for vacation rental cleaning typically have higher cost-of-living compared to other states. Another contributing factor to high Airbnb cleaning costs is the demand for cleaning or travel in that state. The cost of cleaning may shift due to the elasticity of the demand in that area. Next, let’s look at the three states with the lowest cost of cleaning:

  1. 1. Utah: $40.60
  2. 2. New Mexico: $40.64
  3. 3. Wisconsin: $40.95

Historical Average

The graph that presents the historical average of vacation rental cleaning costs in the United States shows three different types of properties. However, we’re going to focus on the thick yellow line near the x-axis. This line represents the historical average cost of cleaning a one-bedroom property. If you follow the line from the left (September 2019) until now, you can see that the cost of cleaning did not make any dramatic adjustments throughout the year. One notable insight from this graph is that September of 2019 and May of 2020 were the highest points.

Conclusion

In the end, it never hurts to stay up-to-date on the latest in vacation rental cleaning costs. As a host or a cleaner, the latest data can help your business stay afloat. You can never have enough knowledge when running your business. Whether it’s new cleaning methods, or new ways to market your rental, learning is something that will create results.

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By TurnoverBnB Team