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Cost of living dataset

I found an API from Numbeo (documentation) that claims 1,485,832 prices in 4,786 cities entered by 177,368 users (information updated 2014-11-25) Here is their page related to the Cost of Living....
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Should we open our data?

Quick answer with what comes to my mind. They might be several others. Advantages Since you lower the barrier to access the data (no more scraping), you will see more people using it and new usage ...
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Global customs and trade import/export data on the shipping container level

I'm clear you're looking for open data and NOT vendors, but I've found some of these vendors do give attribution to their sources and thus aid your search from their marketing materials: Panjiva ...
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Recent Macroeconomics dataset of all countries in the World

International organisations provide this kind of data. As you want to cover the whole World, have a look at organisations with the same geographical scope: The World Bank has a database that covers a ...
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Source of CIA World Factbook estimates

They answer (partially) in the faq: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/docs/faqs.html Quoting them: What is The World Factbook’s source for a specific subject field?...
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Are there any Open datasets for Human Resources?

Lots of data from the US Federal "Office of Personnel Management" (OPM). https://www.opm.gov/data/ OPM is the focal point for providing statistical information about the Federal civilian workforce....
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Evidence for the economic impact of open data?

Open Data Barometer recently published this: http://www.opendatabarometer.org/report/analysis/impact.html also, the open data working group under the Open Government Partnership will be looking at ...
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Should we open our data?

yes. the less barriers to accessibility, the easier it is to be consumed. the same principle applies to content. open.all.the.things.
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Extending North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

I don't know of any existing standards (de facto or not) for extending NAICS, but what I would do is start with the NAICS Index File, which ties over 19,000 industry names to the standard 1,000 or so ...
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Historical monthly farm/agricultural data 1950 to the present

The "FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS - Statistics Division" (link) provides historical data for commodity prices and agricultural production. You can download for a ...
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Household income by ZIP+4

First, note that ZIP codes are not geographies (see this other answer). Also, as Kotebiya notes in a comment, there aren't pseudo-geographies for ZIP+4 and if there were, they would probably ...
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Average income by age group, for all countries?

This data is available from stats.oecd.org (for OECD countries plus Russia) You seem to be able to get "mean disposable income" by the following age groups: 0 to 17 18 to 25 26 to 40 41 to 50 51 to ...
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Dataset about Japanese companies

Aswath Damodaran, Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University, has been compiling corporate data on corporations worldwide into (FREE) datasets and providing them ...
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Open alternatives to the IMF data

The UN has several sources of datasets relating to government expenditures and trade that are free to use for commercial and non-commercial usage. Generally, the terms require attribution. Note, not ...
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Cost of living dataset

Here's a link to the Consumer Price Index on Data.gov, which has Department of Labor (BLS) and other U.S. Federal agency data set up for download. Cheers, Martin
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Cost of living dataset

For the US, this information is generally obtained through the Bureau of Labor (BLS) jointly with the US Census. Data is collected on a regional, state and metropolitan statistical area (MSA). Here ...
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Global customs and trade import/export data on the shipping container level

Data about imports and exports to the United States is available at several sources, but not necessarily at the shipping container level. You can see: U.S. international trade in goods and services ...
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Is there any state wise and quarterly downloadable US economic data apart from GDP?

Quandl has a dataset from the Bureau of Economic Analysis that might be helpful for you. It has many economic metrics at the state level. Quandl is a great resource for datasets like this.
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Macro Indicators of Economic Data by ZIP Codes or Cities in the US

I can certainly help you with the income estimates. The Census Bureau publishes mean/average income at the ZCTA level. For cities and ZCTA's, the estimate come from a pooled 5-year sample that ranges ...
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Macro Indicators of Economic Data by ZIP Codes or Cities in the US

Wolfram Mathematica comes with curated data build in. For this answer I'll restrict the data collection to only a couple of counties but it is easily expanded to more. We will use the ...
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Where can I find a cost of living index by zip code?

Living Wage Calculator by MIT provides cost of living data down to locality, which you could mesh into zip codes, but since zip codes are not unique to a locality, you'd have to give or take ...
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Cost of living dataset

I'm not sure if you want your calculator work for world cities or just the US. In case it's the first, the National Department of Statistics (Dane) of Colombia posts in a regular basis studies (most ...
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Should we open our data?

I think the world is moving towards open data, the sooner you get on the wagon the better. If someone needs your data they're going to use 1001 trick to get it and if you want to stop them you'd ...
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Dataset of historical economic forecasts

You may be interested in Domenico Giannone, Jérôme Henry, Magdalena Lalik and Michele Modugno 2010), An area-wide real-time database for the euro area. ECB Working Paper Series No 1145 / January 2010 ...
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Dataset of historical economic forecasts

The World Bank provides an excellent overview and summary, as well as detailed current and historical data. Additionally: You can get information from individual government open data portals (...
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Taxation systems across countries

This EU documentation shows various Value Added Tax rates for countries in Europe: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/resources/documents/taxation/vat/how_vat_works/rates/vat_rates_en.pdf
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Crowdsourced local consumer prices

The World Bank did this kind of project in 2012-2013: http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/crowd-sourced-price-collection The objective of the pilot was to study the feasibility of crowd-...
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Database of all Coca Cola (and its franchises) bottling plants locations worldwide

The data is not apparently available as a downloadable dataset, but there are some documents and visualizations available. A great visualization of all the Coca Cola facilities (and an associated KML ...
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Historical Mobile App Rankings/Downloads and Prices

I have shared the statistics of my 2 million+ downloads app here: https://github.com/nicolas-raoul/google-play-statistics Data available: Installs/uninstalls/ratings/crashes data by country/language/...
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Where to find number of companies by year revenue?

Government procurement systems See this answer for details on how to get the revenue numbers for firms supplying goods to governments: https://opendata.stackexchange.com/a/5149/1052 Though this ...
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