High Income Countries 2019

The World Bank defines a high-income country as one that has a gross national income per capital exceeding $12,056. The gross national income (GNI) is calculated by adding gross domestic product to factor incomes from foreign residents, then subtracting income earned by nonresidents. Both developed and developed countries may be classified as high-income countries.

In 2019, there are 81 countries and territories classified by the World Bank as high-income countries. Some of these countries, such as the United States, have held this classification consistently since the 1980s. Other nations, like Saudi Arabia, have held the classification, dropped off the list, and have now reappeared. Some countries, such as Russia and Venezuela, have been classified as high-income in the past but no longer hold that distinction.

As of April 2019, the countries that are classified as high-income are:

Rank Flag Country Population 2019
1United States329,064,917
2Japan126,860,301
3Germany83,517,045
4United Kingdom67,530,172
5France65,129,728
6Italy60,550,075
7South Korea51,225,308
8Spain46,736,776
9Argentina44,780,677
10Poland37,887,768
11Canada37,411,047
12Saudi Arabia34,268,528
13Australia25,203,198
14Taiwan23,773,876
15Chile18,952,038
16Netherlands17,097,130
17Belgium11,539,328
18Czech Republic10,689,209
19Greece10,473,455
20Portugal10,226,187
21Sweden10,036,379
22United Arab Emirates9,770,529
23Hungary9,684,679
24Austria8,955,102
25Switzerland8,591,365
26Israel8,519,377
27Hong Kong7,436,154
28Singapore5,804,337
29Denmark5,771,876
30Finland5,532,156
31Slovakia5,457,013
32Norway5,378,857
33Oman4,974,986
34Ireland4,882,495
35New Zealand4,783,063
36Panama4,246,439
37Kuwait4,207,083
38Croatia4,130,304
39Uruguay3,461,734
40Puerto Rico2,933,408
41Qatar2,832,067
42Lithuania2,759,627
43Slovenia2,078,654
44Latvia1,906,743
45Bahrain1,641,172
46Trinidad And Tobago1,394,973
47Estonia1,325,648
48Cyprus1,198,575
49Luxembourg615,729
50Malta440,372
51Brunei433,285
52Bahamas389,482
53Iceland339,031
54Barbados287,025
55New Caledonia282,750
56French Polynesia279,287
57Guam167,294
58Aruba106,314
59Seychelles97,739
60Antigua And Barbuda97,118
61Isle Of Man84,584
62Andorra77,142
63Cayman Islands64,948
64Bermuda62,506
65Northern Mariana Islands57,216
66Greenland56,672
67Saint Kitts And Nevis52,823
68Faroe Islands48,678
69Sint Maarten42,388
70Monaco38,964
71Turks And Caicos Islands38,191
72Liechtenstein38,019
73Saint Martin38,002
74San Marino33,860
75Gibraltar33,701
76British Virgin Islands30,030
77Palau18,008