10 Very Useful Comparison Sites You Have to Bookmark

Aibek Esengulov 16-06-2009

Comparison sites are great money savers. Below, you will find 10 really good comparison sites to simply help you to choose the best and save you the trouble of surfing hundreds of websites and .


Whether you’re looking for a cheap mobile plan, the best bank account for your spending habits, the cheapest digicam store or a nearby gas station with lowest petrol prices — these sites have you covered.

(1) – Compare Car Rental Rates is the biggest car rentals aggregator site that makes comparing car rental rates Get the Best Mileage from 9 Online Car Rental Sites It can be an overwhelming chore trying to figure out where to rent, which vehicle to rent, and which prices are the best. Some companies are ready to shake up the car rental scene. Read More really easy. It searches for offers from different vendors and gives you a list of available cars sorted by the daily rental rates starting from the cheapest.

comparing car rental rates

By default, results are sorted by price. However, you can also sort them by vendor, distance from your house, car type and vendor location.

(2) – Compare Cell Phone Plans and Credit Cards

Are you sure you’re getting the best deal with your current cell phone plan? is the place to find it out. Here, you can instantly compare over 100 mobile plans and find the best one for your usage habits. Fill in your preferences and it will return with the cheapest plan meeting those criterias. It only takes about 3-4 minutes.


compare cell phone plans and credit cards

The site also lets you compare credit cards.

(3) FindABetterBank – Compare Bank Accounts

Find A Better Bank helps you find an ideal bank account. Enter your zip code, indicate the features that are important to you and additional details to help them estimate yearly banking fees. Then, it will give you a detailed comparison of local banks, sorted from best to worst.

compare bank accounts


Moreover, when you find the ideal bank for your needs, you may check out what others have to say about it and its rating on MyBankTracer.

(4) GasBuddy – Compare Gas Prices

GasBuddy is a great money saver site for those who drive a lot. On this site, you can quickly check gas prices in your area and find the cheapest gas prices and stations. Just type in your zip code and you’ll get a list of gas pumps along with the gas price at each of them.

gas penny

When it comes to gas prices, I highly recommend you check out PetroFix. This site allows you to hedge against future gas price increases and make sure you never overpay for gas.


(5) Compare Dimensions: Sizeasy / DisplayWars / TV Calculator

Sizeasy, DisplayWars and TV Calculator TvCalculator: TV Screen Size Comparison Tool Read More are 3 excellent sites that can help you a great deal when you are trying to visualize the dimensions for things like small electronic gadgets, mobile phone and TV screens.

I have used these tools countless times and highly recommend them to everyone. Sizeasy works great for smaller items like mobile phones. The other two focuses on TV screens and monitors.

compare gadget size

(6) CompareMyFiles – Compare Text Files

CompareMyFiles is a simple online tool that lets you easily compare two text files online side by side. Very useful when you have slightly different versions of the same file and need to find the exact lines where they differ.


compare two text files

(7) PriceGrabber – Compare Product Prices

PriceGrabber is one of the most popular price comparison sites in USA. Search for the product you want to buy and PriceGrabber will find all retailers selling the product and list them starting from the cheapest. The results can be also sorted by user ratings and reviews.

Price Grabber

(8) Rentometer – Compare Rent Rates

On Rentometer, you can find out whether the amount you’re currently paying for your rent is a rip-off or a bargain. Rentomoeter compares the amount you pay to an average rate for similar apartments in the neighborhood. There is also a map view of nearby apartments including their rates.

Compare Rent Rates

(9) TicketsFTW / TicketPredator – Comparing Ticket Prices For Events

[NO LONGER WORKS] TicketsFTW and [NO LONGER WORKS] TicketPredator brings the best deals on sports, concert, and theater tickets and even sold-out shows. Simply search for the event you want to attend and see the where you can buy it at the lowest fare.

Compare Ticket Prices

(10) GlassDoor – Compare Your Salary Against Others

GlassDoor lets you anonymously share your salary figure with others and in return, get full access to salaries of others. Simply post an anonymous salary of your own and in few minutes you will have access to salary figures in over 23,000 companies shared by real employees. This is one of the sites that you should definitely check before going for your next job interview.

Glass Door - Compare Your Salary

There are a few other good comparison sites like ShipGooder, PrintingChoice or FrugalMechanic Frugal Mechanic: Auto Parts Price Comparison Website Read More that were covered on MakeUseOf before but didn’t make the list. Check them out as well.

Did we miss any useful comparison sites? Lets us know in comments!

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  1. Jameel
    February 13, 2010 at 2:22 am

    I have never heard of pricegrabber, now when i look in to it after reading your article. It looks great.

  2. Sanatate
    September 12, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Very useful post. big thanks

  3. Nits
    September 2, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Nice article site from differnt horizon.

  4. Richard Eastes
    July 14, 2009 at 9:20 pm is better than since they're paying for carbon offsets for each customer.

  5. tommygirl
    June 24, 2009 at 9:40 am

    I've used for travel comparisons, it has exceptional filter features for flight and hotel preferences.

  6. jeff
    June 22, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Hey --- GasPenny is a bum link. Please update.

  7. GB
    June 18, 2009 at 7:41 am

    If you want to compare book prices you can't beat

    • Mike
      July 1, 2009 at 3:31 pm

      I second this. is absolutely the best thing for college kids to save money - now more than ever. You guys should really highlight and profile them.

  8. Alexander
    June 17, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Hi Aibek,

    I would like to thank you for thinking of us in this top 10 list. Even if we did not make in the actual list. Would you mine fixing out name, right now it says MyBankTracer instead of MyBankTracker. Hopefully our new features which are launching soon will earn us that #3 spot.

    Favorite of the list - Rentometer.

    Thanks Again,

  9. nancibaren
    June 16, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    billshrink was very disappointing
    every plan it suggested is more than triple the cost of my current plan!
    it was very limited in which plans it compared [my provider
    apparently doesn't exist]
    I've done massive research on this subject
    The best overall plan handsdown is tracfone!
    they have a variety of plans but basically, unless you need
    an unusually large amount of minutes [in which case they have other options],
    here's some of the features I like from tracfone:
    no contract/long term commitment
    I pay $20 every 3 months
    They never steal your minutes; all rollover
    For a ONE TIME investment if $50,you are given DOUBLE minutes for LIFE [well worth it]
    Great tech support [I once asked for a 2 day extension & they gave me 2 months FREE]
    With use of promo codes [easy to find on the net], I paid for 60 minutes & got 180 minutes
    battery holds the charge over 3 days
    I've even dropped the phone in a puddle & it worked fine when it dried out
    the phones are usually $10-$20 [$40 with camera]

    • Aibek
      June 17, 2009 at 12:26 am

      thanks for sharing, i am sure other will find it helpful and probably check out tracfone as well

  10. Jerry Ji
    June 16, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    How about my site that can be used to discover and compare _anything_ Wiki style, e.g., online image editors -- [Broken Link Removed]

    • Aibek
      June 17, 2009 at 12:35 am

      checked it out, I find it very confusing

      • Jerry Ji
        June 17, 2009 at 10:40 am

        Hi Aibek,

        Thanks for taking the time to check out my site, which is still in its nascent stage. I am more than aware that major revamp needs to be done before the site is usable to the general public.

        However, the main purpose of the site is to answer open-end questions like "What online editors are available and how good are they?"