World Bank Country and Lending Groups

For the current 2019 fiscal year, low-income economies are defined as those with a GNI per capita, calculated using the World Bank Atlas method, of $995 or less in 2017; lower middle-income economies are those with a GNI per capita between $996 and $3,895; upper middle-income economies are those with a GNI per capita between $3,896 and $12,055; high-income economies are those with a GNI per capita of $12,056 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 Macedonia, FYR Ukraine
Finland Moldova United Kingdom
France Monaco Uzbekistan
Georgia Montenegro
Germany Netherlands



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


LOW-INCOME ECONOMIES ($995 OR LESS)    
 

 (34)

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

     

LOWER-MIDDLE-INCOME ECONOMIES ($996 TO $3,895) 

(47)

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


UPPER-MIDDLE-INCOME ECONOMIES ($3,896 TO $12,055) 

(56)  

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


HIGH-INCOME ECONOMIES ($12,056 OR MORE)  

(81)

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


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
 

(16)  
Cabo Verde   Moldova St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Cameroon Mongolia Timor-Leste
Congo, Rep. Nigeria Uzbekistan
Dominica Pakistan Zimbabwe
Grenada Papua New Guinea
Kenya St. Lucia


IBRD 

(69)

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


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