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per capita

adverb, adjective uk   /pəˈkæp.ɪ.tə/ us    /pɚˈkæp.ɪ.t̬ə/ formal
If you express an amount per capita, you mean that amount for each person: France and Germany invest far more per capita in public transport than Britain. The per capita income in the country is very low.
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