High Income Countries 2019

The World Bank defines a high-income country as one that has a gross national income per capita 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:

Country Population 2019
Andorra77,142
Antigua And Barbuda97,118
Argentina44,780,677
Aruba106,314
Australia25,203,198
Austria8,955,102
Bahamas389,482
Bahrain1,641,172
Barbados287,025
Belgium11,539,328
Bermuda62,506
British Virgin Islands30,030
Brunei433,285
Canada37,411,047
Cayman Islands64,948
Chile18,952,038
Croatia4,130,304
Cyprus1,198,575
Czech Republic10,689,209
Denmark5,771,876
Estonia1,325,648
Faroe Islands48,678
Finland5,532,156
France65,129,728
French Polynesia279,287
Germany83,517,045
Gibraltar33,701
Greece10,473,455
Greenland56,672
Guam167,294
Hong Kong7,436,154
Hungary9,684,679
Iceland339,031
Ireland4,882,495
Isle Of Man84,584
Israel8,519,377
Italy60,550,075
Japan126,860,301
Kuwait4,207,083
Latvia1,906,743
Liechtenstein38,019
Lithuania2,759,627
Luxembourg615,729
Malta440,372
Monaco38,964
Netherlands17,097,130
New Caledonia282,750
New Zealand4,783,063
Northern Mariana Islands57,216
Norway5,378,857
Oman4,974,986
Palau18,008
Panama4,246,439
Poland37,887,768
Portugal10,226,187
Puerto Rico2,933,408
Qatar2,832,067
Saint Kitts And Nevis52,823
Saint Martin38,002
San Marino33,860
Saudi Arabia34,268,528
Seychelles97,739
Singapore5,804,337
Sint Maarten42,388
Slovakia5,457,013
Slovenia2,078,654
South Korea51,225,308
Spain46,736,776
Sweden10,036,379
Switzerland8,591,365
Taiwan23,773,876
Trinidad And Tobago1,394,973
Turks And Caicos Islands38,191
United Arab Emirates9,770,529
United Kingdom67,530,172
United States329,064,917
Uruguay3,461,734