Open Knowledge

National Statistics 60% open

Costa Rica

What data is expected?

Key national statistics such as demographic and economic indicators (GDP, unemployment, population, etc). To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • GDP for the whole country updated at least quarterly
  • Unemployment statistics updated at least monthly
  • Population updated at least once a year

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (CSV, Excel)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Population, employment, and economic statistics. They also have some national surveys available and other indicators. published by Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


Data is available and downloadable in tabular data format. They have a copyright notice. Besides the "open data portal", INEC has another data tabulated in different parts of the site available for download in Excel format ( And they have a system to tabulate your own data from surveys They also have a microdata site when the databases of some of the surveys they make are available for download Nevertheless, the surveys are in .sav format (SPSS format).

Reviewer comments

Data are available in regular, mostly open formats.



  • Zach Christensen


  • camila salazar