New York City, also known as the “Big Apple” is notorious for being one of the most expensive places in the country to live. From the cost of housing and transportation to the price of basic necessities like food and clothing, everything seems to cost more in New York City. But just how expensive is it really? The city is divided into boroughs, with each borough having its own distinct culture and cost of living. While the cost of living can vary greatly from borough to borough. Manhattan is the most expensive borough in NYC, and it is not hard to see why. Everything from rent to groceries is pricier in Manhattan than in any other borough. Brooklyn is the second most expensive borough in NYC. While it is not as expensive as Manhattan, it is still considerably more expensive than the rest of the boroughs. Queens is the third, the Bronx is the fourth and Staten Island is the least expensive borough.