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 Population 2021
1United States332,915,073
2Japan126,050,804
3Germany83,900,473
4United Kingdom68,207,116
5France65,426,179
6Italy60,367,477
7South Korea51,305,186
8Spain46,745,216
9Argentina45,605,826
10Canada38,067,903
11Poland37,797,005
12Saudi Arabia35,340,683
13Australia25,788,215
14Taiwan23,855,010
15Chile19,212,361
16Netherlands17,173,099
17Belgium11,632,326
18Czech Republic10,724,555
19Greece10,370,744
20Portugal10,167,925
21Sweden10,160,169
22United Arab Emirates9,991,089
23Hungary9,634,164
24Austria9,043,070
25Israel8,789,774
26Switzerland8,715,494
27Hong Kong7,552,810
28Singapore5,896,686
29Denmark5,813,298
30Finland5,548,360
31Norway5,465,630
32Slovakia5,460,721
33Oman5,223,375
34Ireland4,982,907
35New Zealand4,860,643
36Panama4,381,579
37Kuwait4,328,550
38Croatia4,081,651
39Uruguay3,485,151
40Qatar2,930,528
41Puerto Rico2,828,255
42Lithuania2,689,862
43Slovenia2,078,724
44Latvia1,866,942
45Bahrain1,748,296
46Trinidad And Tobago1,403,375
47Estonia1,325,185
48Cyprus1,215,584
49Macau658,394
50Luxembourg634,814
51Malta442,784
52Brunei441,532
53Bahamas396,913
54Iceland343,353
55New Caledonia288,218
56Barbados287,711
57French Polynesia282,530
58Guam170,179
59Curacao164,798
60Aruba107,204
61United States Virgin Islands104,226
62Seychelles98,908
63Antigua And Barbuda98,731
64Isle Of Man85,410
65Andorra77,355
66Cayman Islands66,497
67Bermuda62,090
68Northern Mariana Islands57,917
69Greenland56,877
70Saint Kitts And Nevis53,544
71Faroe Islands49,049
72Sint Maarten43,412
73Monaco39,511
74Saint Martin39,234
75Turks And Caicos Islands39,231
76Liechtenstein38,250
77San Marino34,017
78Gibraltar33,698
79British Virgin Islands30,421
80Palau18,169

High Income Countries 2021