How can I describe in a single word or two words a person who is sensitive in cost-effective stuff or products? Or persons who care the most for cost-effective stuff?

  • I'm looking for terms that can use in vehicles! – Aria May 22 '19 at 7:53
  • In vehicles? Come again? // Frugal. – aparente001 May 23 '19 at 21:11

You can describe such a person as being economical:

1 : marked by careful, efficient, and prudent use of resources : thrifty
// an economical shopper

(source: Merriam-Webster)

'resources' here includes money which is available to spend.

  • Thank you for your answer! If I have to name it, is it appropriate to say economical benefit seekers? – Aria May 22 '19 at 7:46
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    If it's to be used in the car rental business (like your other questions), I'd prefer "economical consumers" or something. "Benefit seeker" has some negative connotations you probably want to avoid. – Glorfindel May 22 '19 at 9:33

You could also use the word skinflint.


I would say bean counter.

From Urban Dictionary:

Beans are a cheap commodity, so to count them is a rather silly thing to do. A "bean counter" is one who nitpicks over small things in order to save costs. It is a derogatory term for accountants, bankers, and anyone who holds a financial interest in an endeavor.

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