per capita income

Definition

Income per person in a population. Per capita income is often used to measure a country's standard of living.

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Qatar has such a high per capita income because they have the world's third largest natural gas reserves and over 25 billion barrels of oil.

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The per capita income was a really cool thing to study and we were all glad that people were involved in it, seeing how much income they made.

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They were researching economies around the world for their project, when they were stunned at how much better off countries in the west were doing economically, based on their high per capita income.

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