High Income Countries 2020

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:

  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Channel Islands
  • Chile
  • Croatia
  • Curacao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Polynesia
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Guam
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Martin
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • U.S. Virgin Islands

High Income Countries 2020

Country Population 2020
United States331,002,651
Japan126,476,461
Germany83,783,942
United Kingdom67,886,011
France65,273,511
Italy60,461,826
South Korea51,269,185
Spain46,754,778
Argentina45,195,774
Poland37,846,611
Canada37,742,154
Saudi Arabia34,813,871
Australia25,499,884
Taiwan23,816,775
Chile19,116,201
Netherlands17,134,872
Belgium11,589,623
Czech Republic10,708,981
Greece10,423,054
Portugal10,196,709
Sweden10,099,265
United Arab Emirates9,890,402
Hungary9,660,351
Austria9,006,398
Israel8,655,535
Switzerland8,654,622
Hong Kong7,496,981
Singapore5,850,342
Denmark5,792,202
Finland5,540,720
Slovakia5,459,642
Norway5,421,241
Oman5,106,626
Ireland4,937,786
New Zealand4,822,233
Panama4,314,767
Kuwait4,270,571
Croatia4,105,267
Uruguay3,473,730
Qatar2,881,053
Puerto Rico2,860,853
Lithuania2,722,289
Slovenia2,078,938
Latvia1,886,198
Bahrain1,701,575
Trinidad And Tobago1,399,488
Estonia1,326,535
Cyprus1,207,359
Macau649,335
Luxembourg625,978
Malta441,543
Brunei437,479
Bahamas393,244
Iceland341,243
Barbados287,375
New Caledonia285,498
French Polynesia280,908
Guam168,775
Curacao164,093
Aruba106,766
United States Virgin Islands104,425
Seychelles98,347
Antigua And Barbuda97,929
Isle Of Man85,033
Andorra77,265
Cayman Islands65,722
Bermuda62,278
Northern Mariana Islands57,559
Greenland56,770
Saint Kitts And Nevis53,199
Faroe Islands48,863
Sint Maarten42,876
Monaco39,242
Turks And Caicos Islands38,717
Saint Martin38,666
Liechtenstein38,128
San Marino33,931
Gibraltar33,691
British Virgin Islands30,231
Palau18,094