World Bank Country and Lending Groups

For the current 2018 fiscal year, low-income economies are defined as those with a GNI per capita, calculated using the World Bank Atlas method, of $1,005 or less in 2016; lower middle-income economies are those with a GNI per capita between $1,006 and $3,955; upper middle-income economies are those with a GNI per capita between $3,956 and $12,235; high-income economies are those with a GNI per capita of $12,236 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 format and the historical classification 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 ($1,005 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 ($1,006 TO $3,955) 

(53)

Angola Indonesia Philippines
Armenia Jordan São Tomé and Principe
Bangladesh Kenya Solomon Islands
Bhutan Kiribati Sri Lanka
Bolivia Kosovo   Sudan
Cabo Verde Kyrgyz Republic Swaziland
Cambodia Lao PDR Syrian Arab Republic
Cameroon Lesotho Tajikistan
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
Guatemala Nigeria   Yemen, Rep.
Honduras Pakistan   Zambia
India Papua New Guinea  



UPPER-MIDDLE-INCOME ECONOMIES ($3,956 TO $12,235)
 

(56)  

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


HIGH-INCOME ECONOMIES ($12,236 OR MORE)  

(78)

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


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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