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 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 ($1,025 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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