We surveyed 281 street vendors to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical street vendor. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a street vendor?



Working as a street vendor typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a street vendor?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a street vendor typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as a street vendor?



It’s typically difficult to find a job as a street vendor. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for street vendors.


Do street vendors work full-time or part-time?

17% of street vendors work in full-time roles while 83% work part-time.