World Bank Country and Lending Groups

For the current 2021 fiscal year, low-income economies are defined as those with a GNI per capita, calculated using the World Bank Atlas method, of $1,035 or less in 2019; lower middle-income economies are those with a GNI per capita between $1,036 and $4,045; upper middle-income economies are those with a GNI per capita between $4,046 and $12,535; high-income economies are those with a GNI per capita of $12,536 or more.

Please note: Regions in this table include economies at all income levels. The term country, used interchangeably with economy, does not imply political independence but refers to any territory for which authorities report separate social or economic statistics. Click here for information about how the World Bank classifies countries.

You can also download the current classification by income in XLS formatthe historical classification by income in XLS format, and the comparison with the previous fiscal year.

BY REGION BY INCOME BY LENDING
East Asia and Pacific Low-income economies IDA
Europe and Central Asia Lower-middle-income economies Blend
Latin America & the Caribbean Upper-middle-income economies IBRD
Middle East and North Africa High-income economies
North America
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa

Bold indicates a change of classification.


EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC  

[38]

American Samoa Korea, Rep. Philippines
Australia Lao PDR Samoa
Brunei Darussalam Macao SAR, China Singapore
Cambodia Malaysia Solomon Islands
China Marshall Islands Taiwan, China
Fiji Micronesia, Fed. Sts. Thailand
French Polynesia Mongolia Timor-Leste
Guam Myanmar Papua New Guinea
Hong Kong SAR, China Nauru Tonga
Indonesia New Caledonia Tuvalu
Japan New Zealand Vanuatu
Kiribati Northern Mariana Islands Vietnam
Korea, Dem. People's Rep. Palau


EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA
 

[58]  

Albania Gibraltar Norway
Andorra Greece Poland
Armenia Greenland Portugal
Austria Hungary Romania
Azerbaijan Iceland Russian Federation
Belarus Ireland San Marino
Belgium Isle of Man Serbia
Bosnia and Herzegovina Italy Slovak Republic
Bulgaria Kazakhstan Slovenia
Channel Islands Kosovo Spain
Croatia Kyrgyz Republic Sweden
Cyprus Latvia Switzerland
Czech Republic Liechtenstein Tajikistan
Denmark Lithuania Turkey
Estonia Luxembourg Turkmenistan
Faroe Islands Moldova Ukraine
Finland Monaco United Kingdom
France Montenegro Uzbekistan
Georgia Netherlands
Germany North Macedonia


LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

[42] 

Antigua and Barbuda Curacao Paraguay
Argentina Dominica Peru
Aruba Dominican Republic Puerto Rico
Bahamas, The Ecuador Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Barbados El Salvador St. Kitts and Nevis
Belize Grenada St. Lucia
Bolivia Guatemala St. Martin (French part)
Brazil Guyana St. Vincent and the Grenadines
British Virgin Islands Haiti Suriname
Cayman Islands Honduras Trinidad and Tobago
Chile Jamaica Turks and Caicos Islands
Colombia Mexico Uruguay
Costa Rica Nicaragua Venezuela, RB
Cuba Panama Virgin Islands (U.S.)


MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
 

[21]    

Algeria Jordan Qatar
Bahrain Kuwait Saudi Arabia
Djibouti Lebanon Syrian Arab Republic
Egypt, Arab Rep. Libya Tunisia
Iran, Islamic Rep. Malta United Arab Emirates
Iraq Morocco West Bank and Gaza
Israel Oman Yemen, Rep.


NORTH AMERICA

[3]  

Bermuda Canada United States


SOUTH ASIA
 

[8]  

Afghanistan India Pakistan
Bangladesh Maldives Sri Lanka
Bhutan Nepal


SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
 

[48] 

Angola Ethiopia Niger
Benin Gabon Nigeria
Botswana Gambia, The Rwanda
Burkina Faso Ghana São Tomé and Principe
Burundi Guinea Senegal
Cabo Verde Guinea-Bissau Seychelles
Cameroon Kenya Sierra Leone
Central African Republic Lesotho Somalia
Chad Liberia South Africa
Comoros Madagascar South Sudan
Congo, Dem. Rep. Malawi Sudan
Congo, Rep Mali Tanzania
Côte d'Ivoire Mauritania Togo
Equatorial Guinea Mauritius Uganda
Eritrea Mozambique Zambia
Eswatini Namibia Zimbabwe


LOW-INCOME ECONOMIES ($1,035 OR LESS)     

 [29]

Afghanistan Guinea-Bissau Sierra Leone
Burkina Faso Haiti Somalia
Burundi Korea, Dem. People's Rep. South Sudan
Central African Republic Liberia Sudan
Chad Madagascar Syrian Arab Republic
Congo, Dem. Rep Malawi Tajikistan
Eritrea Mali Togo
Ethiopia Mozambique Uganda
Gambia, The Niger Yemen, Rep.
Guinea Rwanda  


LOWER-MIDDLE INCOME ECONOMIES ($1,036 TO $4,045)      

[50]

Angola Honduras Papua New Guinea  
Algeria India Philippines
Bangladesh Kenya São Tomé and Principe
Benin Kiribati Senegal
Bhutan Kyrgyz Republic Solomon Islands
Bolivia Lao PDR Sri Lanka
Cabo Verde Lesotho Tanzania
Cambodia Mauritania Timor-Leste
Cameroon Micronesia, Fed. Sts. Tunisia
Comoros Moldova Ukraine
Congo, Rep. Mongolia Uzbekistan
Côte d'Ivoire Morocco Vanuatu
Djibouti Myanmar Vietnam
Egypt, Arab Rep. Nepal West Bank and Gaza
El Salvador Nicaragua Zambia
Eswatini Nigeria   Zimbabwe
Ghana Pakistan  


UPPER-MIDDLE-INCOME ECONOMIES ($4,046 TO $12,535)
 

[56]  

Albania Fiji Montenegro
American Samoa Gabon Namibia
Argentina Georgia North Macedonia
Armenia Grenada Paraguay
Azerbaijan Guatemala Peru  
Belarus Guyana Russian Federation
Belize Indonesia Samoa
Bosnia and Herzegovina Iran, Islamic Rep. Serbia
Botswana Iraq South Africa
Brazil Jamaica St. Lucia
Bulgaria Jordan St. Vincent and the Grenadines
China Kazakhstan Suriname
Colombia Kosovo Thailand
Costa Rica Lebanon Tonga
Cuba Libya Turkey
Dominica Malaysia Turkmenistan
Dominican Republic   Maldives Tuvalu
Equatorial Guinea Marshall Islands Venezuela, RB
Ecuador Mexico

HIGH-INCOME ECONOMIES ($12,536 OR MORE)  

[83]

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


IDA
  

[59]
Afghanistan Haiti Rwanda
Bangladesh Honduras Samoa
Benin Kiribati São Tomé and Principe
Bhutan Kosovo   Senegal
Burkina Faso Kyrgyz Republic Sierra Leone
Burundi Lao PDR Solomon Islands
Cambodia Lesotho Somalia
Central African Republic Liberia South Sudan
Chad Madagascar Sudan
Comoros Malawi Syrian Arab Republic
Congo, Dem. Rep. Maldives Tajikistan
Côte d'Ivoire Mali Tanzania
Djibouti Marshall Islands Togo
Eritrea Mauritania Tonga
Ethiopia Micronesia, Fed. Sts. Tuvalu
Gambia, The Mozambique Uganda
Ghana Myanmar Vanuatu
Guinea Nepal Yemen, Rep.
Guinea-Bissau Nicaragua Zambia
Guyana Niger


BLEND 

[15] 

Cabo Verde   Grenada St. Lucia
Cameroon Kenya St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Congo, Rep. Nigeria Timor-Leste
Dominica Pakistan Uzbekistan
Fiji Papua New Guinea Zimbabwe


IBRD
 

[70]

Albania Eswatini Panama
Algeria Gabon Paraguay
Angola Georgia Peru
Antigua and Barbuda Guatemala Philippines
Argentina India Poland
Armenia Indonesia Romania
Azerbaijan Iran, Islamic Rep. Russian Federation
Belarus Iraq Serbia
Belize Jamaica Seychelles
Bolivia Jordan South Africa
Bosnia and Herzegovina Kazakhstan Sri Lanka
Botswana Lebanon St. Kitts and Nevis
Brazil Libya Suriname
Bulgaria Malaysia Thailand
Chile Mauritius Trinidad and Tobago
China Mexico Tunisia
Colombia Moldova Turkey
Costa Rica Mongolia Turkmenistan
Croatia Montenegro Ukraine
Dominican Republic Morocco Uruguay
Ecuador Namibia Venezuela, RB
Egypt, Arab Rep. Nauru Vietnam
El Salvador North Macedonia
Equatorial Guinea Palau


Thank you for visiting the World Bank's Data Help Desk. Please review the terms of use for this website. Your continued use of this website constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Developer Info

Feedback and Knowledge Base