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

Country 2021 Population
United States332,915,073
Japan126,050,804
Germany83,900,473
United Kingdom68,207,116
France65,426,179
Italy60,367,477
South Korea51,305,186
Canada38,067,903
Poland37,797,005
Saudi Arabia35,340,683
Australia25,788,215
Chile19,212,361
Romania19,127,774
Netherlands17,173,099
Belgium11,632,326
Czech Republic10,724,555
Greece10,370,744
Portugal10,167,925
Sweden10,160,169
United Arab Emirates9,991,089
Hungary9,634,164
Austria9,043,070
Israel8,789,774
Switzerland8,715,494
Hong Kong7,552,810
Singapore5,896,686
Denmark5,813,298
Finland5,548,360
Norway5,465,630
Oman5,223,375
Ireland4,982,907
New Zealand4,860,643
Panama4,381,579
Kuwait4,328,550
Croatia4,081,651
Uruguay3,485,151
Qatar2,930,528
Puerto Rico2,828,255
Lithuania2,689,862
Bahrain1,748,296
Trinidad And Tobago1,403,375
Estonia1,325,185
Mauritius1,273,433
Cyprus1,215,584
Luxembourg634,814
Malta442,784
Iceland343,353
New Caledonia288,218
Barbados287,711
French Polynesia282,530
Guam170,179
Curacao164,798
Aruba107,204
Seychelles98,908
Antigua And Barbuda98,731
Isle of Man85,410
Andorra77,355
Cayman Islands66,497
Bermuda62,090
Northern Mariana Islands57,917
Greenland56,877
Faroe Islands49,049
Monaco39,511
Saint Martin39,234
Liechtenstein38,250
San Marino34,017
Gibraltar33,698
Palau18,169
Nauru10,876

High Income Countries 2021