High Income Countries 2021

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The World Bank defines a high-income country as one with 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 non-residents. Developed countries are usually classified as high-income countries.

As of November 2020, 77 countries and territories are classified by the World Bank as high-income countries. Some of these countries, such as the United States, have consistently held this classification 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 but no longer hold that distinction. These countries likely moved to middle income countries.

Below is a list of countries and territories classified as high income by World Bank.

High Income Countries 2021

Rank Country 2021 Population
1United States332,915,073
2Japan126,050,804
3Germany83,900,473
4United Kingdom68,207,116
5France65,426,179
6Italy60,367,477
7South Korea51,305,186
8Canada38,067,903
9Poland37,797,005
10Saudi Arabia35,340,683
11Australia25,788,215
12Chile19,212,361
13Romania19,127,774
14Netherlands17,173,099
15Belgium11,632,326
16Czech Republic10,724,555
17Greece10,370,744
18Portugal10,167,925
19Sweden10,160,169
20United Arab Emirates9,991,089
21Hungary9,634,164
22Austria9,043,070
23Israel8,789,774
24Switzerland8,715,494
25Hong Kong7,552,810
26Singapore5,896,686
27Denmark5,813,298
28Finland5,548,360
29Norway5,465,630
30Oman5,223,375
31Ireland4,982,907
32New Zealand4,860,643
33Panama4,381,579
34Kuwait4,328,550
35Croatia4,081,651
36Uruguay3,485,151
37Qatar2,930,528
38Puerto Rico2,828,255
39Lithuania2,689,862
40Bahrain1,748,296
41Trinidad And Tobago1,403,375
42Estonia1,325,185
43Mauritius1,273,433
44Cyprus1,215,584
45Luxembourg634,814
46Malta442,784
47Iceland343,353
48New Caledonia288,218
49Barbados287,711
50French Polynesia282,530
51Guam170,179
52Curacao164,798
53Aruba107,204
54Seychelles98,908
55Antigua And Barbuda98,731
56Isle Of Man85,410
57Andorra77,355
58Cayman Islands66,497
59Bermuda62,090
60Northern Mariana Islands57,917
61Greenland56,877
62Faroe Islands49,049
63Monaco39,511
64Saint Martin39,234
65Liechtenstein38,250
66San Marino34,017
67Gibraltar33,698
68Palau18,169
69Nauru10,876

High Income Countries 2021