World Bank Country and Lending Groups

For the current 2017 fiscal year, low-income economies are defined as those with a GNI per capita, calculated using the World Bank Atlas method, of $1,025 or less in 2015; lower middle-income economies are those with a GNI per capita between $1,026 and $4,035; upper middle-income economies are those with a GNI per capita between $4,036 and $12,475; high-income economies are those with a GNI per capita of $12,476 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. Argentina, which was classified as high income in FY16, is temporarily unclassified pending the expected release of revised national accounts statistics.

You can also download the current classification by income in XLS format and the  historical classifications by income in XLS format.

 

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 ($1,025 OR LESS)    

(31)                            

Afghanistan

Guinea

Rwanda

Benin

Guinea-Bissau

Senegal

Burkina Faso

Haiti

Sierra Leone

Burundi

Korea, Dem. People's Rep.

Somalia

Central African Republic

Liberia

South Sudan

Chad

Madagascar

Tanzania

Comoros

Malawi

Togo

Congo, Dem. Rep

Mali

Uganda

Eritrea

Mozambique

Zimbabwe

Ethiopia

Nepal

Gambia, The

Niger

 

LOWER-MIDDLE-INCOME ECONOMIES ($1,026 TO $4,035)

(52)

Armenia

Kiribati

Solomon Islands

Bangladesh

Kosovo  

Sri Lanka

Bhutan

Kyrgyz Republic

Sudan

Bolivia

Lao PDR

Swaziland

Cabo Verde

Lesotho

Syrian Arab Republic

Cambodia

Mauritania

Tajikistan

Cameroon

Micronesia, Fed. Sts.

Timor-Leste

Congo, Rep.

Moldova

Tonga

Côte d'Ivoire

Mongolia

Tunisia

Djibouti

Morocco

Ukraine

Egypt, Arab Rep.

Myanmar

Uzbekistan

El Salvador

Nicaragua

Vanuatu

Ghana

Nigeria  

Vietnam

Guatemala

Pakistan  

West Bank and Gaza

Honduras

Papua New Guinea  

Yemen, Rep.

India

Philippines

Zambia

Indonesia

Samoa

Kenya

São Tomé and Principe

 

UPPER-MIDDLE-INCOME ECONOMIES ($4,036 TO $12,475)

(55)  

Albania

Fiji

Namibia

Algeria

Gabon

Palau

American Samoa

Georgia

Panama

Angola

Grenada

Paraguay

Azerbaijan

Guyana

Peru  

Belarus

Iran, Islamic Rep.

Romania

Belize

Iraq

Russian Federation

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

Turkey

Cuba

Maldives

Turkmenistan

Dominica

Marshall Islands

Tuvalu

Dominican Republic  

Mauritius

Venezuela, RB

Equatorial Guinea

Mexico

Ecuador

Montenegro

 

HIGH-INCOME ECONOMIES ($12,476 OR MORE)

(79)

Andorra

Gibraltar

Oman

Antigua and Barbuda

Greece

Poland

Aruba

Greenland

Portugal

Australia

Guam

Puerto Rico

Austria

Hong Kong SAR, China

Qatar

Bahamas, The

Hungary

San Marino

Bahrain

Iceland

Saudi Arabia

Barbados

Ireland

Seychelles

Belgium

Isle of Man

Singapore

Bermuda

Israel

Sint Maarten (Dutch part)

British Virgin Islands

Italy

Slovak Republic

Brunei Darussalam

Japan

Slovenia

Canada

Korea, Rep.

Spain

Cayman Islands

Kuwait

St. Kitts and Nevis

Channel Islands

Latvia

St. Martin (French part)

Chile

Liechtenstein

Sweden

Croatia

Lithuania

Switzerland

Curaçao

Luxembourg

Taiwan, China

Cyprus

Macao SAR, China

Trinidad and Tobago

Czech Republic

Malta

Turks and Caicos Islands

Denmark

Monaco

United Arab Emirates

Estonia

Nauru

United Kingdom

Faroe Islands

Netherlands

United States

Finland

New Caledonia

Uruguay

France

New Zealand

Virgin Islands (U.S.)

French Polynesia

Northern Mariana Islands

Germany

Norway

 

IDA

(59)

Afghanistan

Haiti

Niger

Bangladesh

Honduras

Rwanda

Benin

Kenya

Samoa

Bhutan

Kiribati

São Tomé and Principe

Burkina Faso

Kosovo  

Senegal

Burundi

Kyrgyz Republic

Sierra Leone

Cambodia

Lao PDR

Solomon Islands

Central African Republic

Lesotho

Somalia

Chad

Liberia

South Sudan

Comoros

Madagascar

Sudan

Congo, Dem. Rep.

Malawi

Tajikistan

Côte d'Ivoire

Maldives

Tanzania

Djibouti

Mali

Togo

Eritrea

Marshall Islands

Tonga

Ethiopia

Mauritania

Tuvalu

Gambia, The

Micronesia, Fed. Sts.

Uganda

Ghana

Mozambique

Vanuatu

Guinea

Myanmar

Yemen, Rep.

Guinea-Bissau

Nepal

Zambia

Guyana

Nicaragua

 

BLEND

(18)

Bolivia

Moldova

St. Lucia

Cabo Verde  

Mongolia

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Cameroon

Nigeria

Timor-Leste

Congo, Rep.

Pakistan

Uzbekistan

Dominica

Papua New Guinea

Vietnam

Grenada

Sri Lanka

Zimbabwe

 

IBRD

(67)

Albania

Fiji

Paraguay

Algeria

Gabon

Peru

Angola

Georgia

Philippines

Antigua and Barbuda

Guatemala

Poland

Argentina

India

Romania

Armenia

Indonesia

Russian Federation

Azerbaijan

Iran, Islamic Rep.

Serbia

Belarus

Iraq

Seychelles

Belize

Jamaica

South Africa

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jordan

St. Kitts and Nevis

Botswana

Kazakhstan

Suriname

Brazil

Lebanon

Swaziland

Bulgaria

Libya

Syrian Arab Republic

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

Equatorial Guinea

Panama

 

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