Meaning of per capita in English:

per capita

Pronunciation /pəː ˈkapɪtə/

Translate per capita into Spanish


(also per caput)
  • For each person; in relation to people taken individually.

    • ‘the state had fewer banks per capita than elsewhere’
    apiece, per person, per capita, to each, for each, from each, individually, respectively


(also per caput)
  • Relating or applied to each person.

    • ‘lower than average per capita spending’


Late 17th century Latin, literally ‘by heads’.